Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Again, Christine Quinn Connection To Lobbyist Emily Giske Blocks Taxi Reforms

The lobbyist Emily Giske, right, has been paid handsomely by owners of taxi medallions for blocking proposed taxi regulations, such as requiring taxis to pick up fares in the outer boroughs. Now comes word that Ms. Giske, who enjoys what some political observers describe as a warm and cozy relationship with New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, second from left, has been able to block through Speaker Quinn's efforts any attempt to increase the availability of taxis, which are compliant or accessible in accordance with the Americans With Disability Act, or ADA.

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