Dean Eric Lane Comments on Fight Over Cab Contract Between NY Mayor, Comptroller

Eric Lane, Dean and Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service

Dean Eric Lane was quoted in Ray Rivera & Matt Flegenheimer’s December 13, 2012 piece, Comptroller is Expected to Try to Upset Deal for New Taxis, for The New York Times City Room Blog.

The article discusses why the New York City comptroller is expected to not agree to sign off on the the contract for new New York City taxis made by the mayor, and why the comptroller’s decision is of little consequence.

The article quotes Dean Lane: “We didn’t want the controller playing politics with contracts,” said Eric Lane, dean of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, who was the commission’s executive director and chief counsel. “If the controller thinks it’s corrupt, he tells the mayor, he can announce it, he can call a press conference, he can say I found corruption, and if the mayor still wants it registered, the controller must register it.”

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