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City Council Passes Bill Banning Credit Checks in Hiring

The City Council passed a bill this afternoon that will ban most employers from using credit histories to screen job candidates.

The bill passed the Council by a vote of 47 in favor to three opposed. 750 more words

De Blasio Administration Gives Thumbs Up to Mark-Viverito's 'People's Law Firm'

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commissioner for the Human Resources Administration today gave the green light to a proposal by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to create a new city office overseeing and expanding civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers—though the commissioner, Steven Banks, strongly suggested the new bureau be folded into his agency. 592 more words

Public Advocate Is Ready for Hillary After All

A day after saying she wasn’t quite ready to back Hillary Clinton’s bid for president, Public Advocate Letitia James endorsed the former secretary of state in an email to her supporters. 577 more words

Melissa Mark-Viverito Defends Call for 1,000 New Cops in City Budget

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito made her call for 1,000 new cops official today—even as some police reform groups typically aligned with the Council’s progressive wing have come out in opposition to the proposal to boost the NYPD’s ranks. 700 more words

Melissa Mark-Viverito Is Also Not Ready to Endorse Hillary Clinton

A slew of local elected officials have jumped to endorse Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid—but Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito isn’t one one of them. 526 more words

Council to Call for 1,000 New Cops, Again, in Tuesday Budget Response

The City Council will offer up its response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget on Tuesday—and once again, they will urge the mayor to hire 1,000 new police officers, a proposal he rejected a year ago. 716 more words

Leading Reverend Wants Speaker to Sack Plastic Bag Fee

The reverend who delivered the invocation at Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s State of the City address wants the speaker to sack a bill that would impose a 10-cent fee on plastic bags. 425 more words