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Filling the Progressive Void: Hawkins' 2014 Mission

Jun 10, 2014

Howie Hawkins (David King) Albany - Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins came to Albany last week to declare his belief that thanks to the divisive nature of the Working Families

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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

The Week Ahead in New York Politics, June 1

Jun 01, 2014

New York City Hall What to look for this week, via the City and Albany: Everyone's buzzing about the deal reached between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and The Working Families Party (WFP) whereby

Kallos Seeks Overhaul Through Open Source

May 29, 2014

Council Member Ben Kallos (Dave Sanders) Cities and states around the country such as San Francisco, Oklahoma, and New Hampshire have passed bills to require municipalities to use open source software

As Party Fractures, Cuomo Ascends

May 27, 2014

The 2014 Democratic ticket (Richard Drew/AP) Last week's State Democratic Convention was supposed to highlight Democratic unity, but instead it spotlighted a growing sense of unease and dissatisfaction the party's base