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De Blasio: Cuomo, Senate Republicans 'Don’t Support the Interests of New York City'

What’s to blame for the city’s current troubles?

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Republican-led State Senate ignoring the interests of the city, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. 842 more words

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Pols Want City Council to Handle Deed Restrictions Post-Rivington Scandal

Following a damning Department of Investigation report about City Hall’s involvement in discussions on whether to lift a deed restriction on nonprofit AIDS hospice Rivington House, the Manhattan borough president and one councilwoman are aiming to change the process so the City Council has a say in whether deed restrictions are modified or lifted moving forward. 802 more words

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Pols Want Recording of Police Activity to Become Formal Law

Elected officials and anti-police brutality advocates say recording police activity may be a First Amendment right, but that it’s time for the city to put that in writing. 710 more words

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Mayor Signs Bills Offering Free Feminine Hygiene Products

New York City’s girls and women in schools, prisons and shelters are now guaranteed access to free tampons and pads after Mayor Bill de Blasio signed three bills today—a high-profile step in a growing “menstrual equity” movement nationwide. 526 more words

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Mark-Viverito Says She's Been 'Transparent and Responsible' on Police Reform Bills

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito maintains she has been “transparent and responsible” to her colleagues after she announced that a package of police reform bills known as the Right to Know Act would be instead be handled by the NYPD—insisting that she wanted hear colleagues to hear it from her first. 608 more words

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Mark-Viverito: Trump's 'Racist, Fear-Mongering Proposals' Would Hurt NYC's Economy

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Donald Trump’s lightning-rod proposals to deport illegal immigrants and temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States could cost New York state more than $800 million and New York City more 340,000 jobs, according to an analysis by the New York City Council. 446 more words


The City Council Analyzed How Much Trump's Immigration Policies Would Cost NYC

Donald Trump may have made his fortune in New York City, but according to Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, his presidency would cost New York City a fortune. 958 more words

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