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The Week Ahead in New York Politics, April 20

Apr 20, 2014

New York City Hall (wikimedia) What to look for this week, via the city and Albany: After a fairly quiet week due to the Passover and Easter holidays and public school spring


A Post-Budget 'Big Ugly'?

Apr 18, 2014

New York legislative leaders celebrate their recent budget deal (AP) Some years, the state budget is home to the "big ugly," a package of unrelated legislation cobbled together last minute through


Building Back, Hiring Local

Apr 18, 2014

Mayor de Blasio making a prior Sandy recovery announcement (nyc.gov) In September 2013, then-candidate Bill de Blasio made a mayoral campaign trip to the Rockaways, a region in Queens hit hard


The Week Ahead in New York Politics

Apr 14, 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces his press team (nyc.gov) What to look for in New York politics this week, via the city and Albany: After another busy week in New York City politics


De Blasio 100: What the Mayor Said, and Didn't

Apr 11, 2014

Bill de Blasio delivers his April 10th speech (nyc.gov) The theme of Mayor Bill de Blasio's April 10th speech, entitled an "Address on New York City's Future," was defining a "progressive