Change or not?

November 19, 2008 12:37:08 PM PST
So is Barack Obama bringing in the usual suspects to his administration or is he fulfilling his promise of bringing "change" to Washington?

The answer is "yes."

All the machinations and the appointments and the who's-going-to-be-what in an Obama White House -- it all seems like a big jig-saw puzzle. Will the pieces fit? We'll have the latest on the transition, including the big question mark -- Hillary Clinton and the Secretary of State position - tonight at 11.

We're also following the dramatic news from the MTA and its so-called "doomsday" budget to close a $1.2 billion budget gap. This is the same MTA that the Eyewitness News Investigators spent three months looking into -- and the track workers who spent virtually all of their day OFF the job, on personal business.

The MTA will propose tomorrow huge hikes in fares - up to 23% more on buses and subways, and even more for some services like Access-A-Ride - and cuts in services.

It is not good news for New Yorkers who are already reeling from proposals for higher taxes and from the harsh reality of high unemployment and a recessionary economy.

And speaking of the Investigators, Sarah Wallace tonight has a story of a family from Queens, so convinced their imprisoned son is innocent of murder, they gave a lawyer $10,000 to help prove their case. He essentially bolted with their money, according to the family. (Click here to see a preview)

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's chilly AccuWeather forecast, and Scott Clark with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER


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