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Advocates Ready Last-Minute GENDA Blitz

Jun 16, 2014

GENDA ralliers (Lori Van Buren/Times Union) Supporters of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act plan to launch a major end-of-session blitz targeting State Senate leadership and Gov. Andrew Cuomo in an effort


At City Hall, Competing Visions of Open FOIL

Jun 09, 2014

Maya Wiley, Counsel to the Mayor (WNYC)  NEW YORK - At the first City Council hearing on the proposed Open FOIL bill on Monday, June 9, the de Blasio administration made


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, June 8

Jun 08, 2014

New York City Hall What to look for this week, via the City and Albany: As the week begins, watch for fatigue all over New York City as people recover from celebration


With City Contracts, New York Fails to Diversify

Jun 04, 2014

NYCEDC President Kyle Kimball (purple tie) at a ribbon cutting in Bedford-Stuyvesant (nycedc.com) During an early mayoral debate, then-public advocate Bill de Blasio gave the Bloomberg administration an 'F' for its


Veterans Parade Precedent Makes 2014 Unlikely

Jun 03, 2014

The 1991 NYC parade for veterans of the First Gulf War (Getty Images)  The push for a ticker-tape parade for the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars continues to gain