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Can Obama's Plan Erase New York's Jobs Deficit?

Sep 14, 2011

Photo by Marsmet45 The package of job creation and stimulus measures proposed by President Barack Obama last week is welcome medicine for an ailing economy. If adopted, the president's plan will


Budget Cuts Could Strangle Sputtering Recovery

Jun 20, 2011

Photo by cybergreen7 Demonstrators marched from City Hall to Wall Street last month to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed budget cuts. The recent spate of indicators showing weakening in the economy


Pension Proposal: An Attack on Working People

Jun 17, 2011

Photo by New York State Assembly In 2009, Gov. David Paterson signed legislation adding a fifth tier to the state's pension system, requiring new employees to make contributions to the system


Officials Call for Holding the Line on Contracts

Jun 03, 2011

Photo (cc) William Alatriste City Comptroller John Liu strode into the spacious fifth floor conference room in the municipal building last week to hold his first impromptu press conference as the


Council Starts to Maneuver on Budget

May 09, 2011

Photo (cc) Edward ReedEdward Reed Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented his executive budget on Friday. This time the billionaire mayor means business. For the 10th time, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood in the Blue Room