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Bill de Blasio Is Having a Rough Summer, But Will It Matter?

For Mayor Bill de Blasio, something always seems to get in the way.

Take his trip to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. As he tried to talk national politics—an area where he regards himself as a practiced old hand—he was hit with questions about an obscure scandal back home. 2,896 more words

Bill De Blasio

City Forced to Hand over Rivington Documents After Threat of Legal Action

After the Department of Investigation gave the city an ultimatum—hand over the documents and computers related to Rivington House or face legal action—City Hall has finally handed over the records. 689 more words

Bill De Blasio

Lancman: DOI Should Take City Hall to Court Over Rivington House Documents

After the Department of Investigation reported that Mayor Bill de Blasio has not yet turned over documents and computers in connection with its Rivington House investigation, one Queens councilman says he is bewildered that Commissioner Mark Peters is not trying to get the administration to cooperate through a state court order. 588 more words

Bill De Blasio

Timing Of Pay Raise, Horse And Carriage Bills Draws Suspicion From Drivers

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — There were harsh accusations from horse carriage drivers on Tuesday. They claim politicians are pushing them off the street like worthless pawns as a way of engineering pay raises. 452 more words


De Blasio Officials Struggle Mightily to Justify Horse Carriage Plan to Council

“I don’t know.”

That was the refrain from a team of de Blasio administration officials asked for facts and figures to justify the mayor’s plan… 635 more words

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A Transparent Approach to Budgeting Still Has Its Holdouts in the NYC Council

Rory Lancman knows that when a story runs about participatory budgeting in the City Council, people like him are usually not portrayed in a flattering light. 1,734 more words

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Council Members Back Bronx DA-Elect's Plan for Rikers Island Oversight

Council members who once planned to call for a special prosecutor for Rikers Island are instead backing a plan from Bronx District Attorney-elect Darcel Clark for her office to increase its oversight of crimes allegedly committed in the city’s jails. 844 more words

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