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NYC child care programs restored in $68.5B budget

Jun 25, 2012

NEW YORK – Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council agreed on a $68.5 billion budget that restores funding for popular child care programs, while assuming the city will reap


Cuts to child care on the line in budget dance

Jun 24, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg presents his 2013 executive budget on May 3. Photo by Spencer T. Tucker. NEW YORK – The Campaign for Children, a coalition that came together this year to


NYCC: Whistleblower bills passed

May 31, 2012

Councilman Daniel R. Garodnick talks about whistleblower legislation passed by the Council. Photo by William Alatriste, courtesy of the City Council.  Editor's Note: This version has been updated to clarify that


NYC Council passes banking bill

May 17, 2012

  Photo courtesy the City Council . NEW YORK – The New York City Council passed a bill requiring banks receiving billions in municipal funds to detail their lending practices, including mortgages and


Quinn Presses Ahead on Living Wage

May 01, 2012

  Photo by Jane C. Timm Council Speaker Christine Quinn is determined to keep politics polite — even if that means storming out of a press conference. At a rally for the Living


Bloomberg's Budget Avoids Teachers Cuts

Feb 07, 2012

Photo provided by Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg The mayor’s $68.7 billion preliminary budget released last week spares teachers and uniformed employees from additional cuts and won’t raise taxes. However, funding


Bloomberg Takes Out a New Budget Playbook

Feb 02, 2012

Spencer T. Tucker Last month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg fueled what Paul Krugman has described as "a recurrent fantasy about a Bloomberg third-party candidacy that will save America" when he presided