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Small Town Ethics Could Have Big-Time Fracking Impact

Dec 17, 2014

Zephyr Teachout speaks to an anti-fracking crowd (photo: @FrackAction) With major announcements expected on hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) and casino sighting in New York expected imminently, watchdogs are warning that small


De Blasio's Next Campaign: Municipal IDs

Dec 16, 2014

(image via IDNYC website) With ambitious goals and an attractive list of cultural benefits, the city's new municipal identification card program, dubbed IDNYC, will launch next month. Recently, Mayor de Blasio announced


Reform Agendas Behind Garner Protests Emerge

Dec 11, 2014

Protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge (photo: Michael Nagle/European Pressphoto Agency) You can only take to the streets in protest for so long before people start asking, 'what is it that you