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From Pre-K Tunnel Vision to Vision Zero

Apr 02, 2014

 Mayor de Blasio announces his Vision Zero plan (nyc.gov) Leading up to the state budget agreement reached in Albany on March 31, Mayor Bill de Blasio had only one legislative goal:


Compromise Yields Minimal Reform in On-Time Budget

Mar 31, 2014

Albany leaders (Mike Groll/AP)  Albany--If you've only heard one thing about the state budget agreement that oozed out in bits and pieces around midnight on Friday night as most New Yorkers


What Will The New NYPD IG Inspect?

Mar 28, 2014

New NYPD IG Philip Eure (left) & Department of Investigations (DOI) head Mark Peters (DOI)  NEW YORK—It was a long, difficult road to get Local Law 70, which created the office


Legislature Will Have Hard Time Silencing Moreland

Mar 28, 2014

 Gov. Andrew Cuomo (center) convened the Moreland Commission in 2013 (Mike Groll/AP) Albany, N.Y.---"Fishing expedition!" "Abuse of powers!" "Bullying!" These are all things legislators have said about the Moreland Commission on


Idle Time: New York Car Owners in for a Shift

Mar 27, 2014

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (William Alitriste) It's a New York City ritual: hurry up and wait. Across the city, car owners rush to move their vehicles and then, they wait. Once


Looking for a Steward in the 79th

Mar 18, 2014

The web page for the representative of the 79th NYS Assembly District A Bronx Assembly District with a Troubled History Seeks New Leadership Visitors to the website for the 79th New York


Citizen Webcasts

Mar 18, 2014

Webcasts of the proceedings of the New York State Assembly brought to you by Citizens Union, Reinvent Albany and the New York Public Interest Research Group. Our groups do