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Oddo as BP: Less Pomp, More Circumstance

Jan 26, 2015

  SI BP Oddo (left, foreground) with constituents (photo: BP's office) STATEN ISLAND - Borough President James Oddo is on a mission to make local government more relevant to Staten Islanders. Rather


2015 'State Of's the Union, State, City & Boroughs

Jan 23, 2015

Gov. Cuomo giving his State of the State speech (@NYGovCuomo) As politics and governing get going in 2015, we're following elected leaders as they give their "state of" speeches, in which


Veterans, Council Members Push City on Contract Goals

Jan 22, 2015

SBS Commissioner Torres-Springer testifies before the Council (photo: @NYCBusSolutions) NEW YORK—It has been nearly two months since the Department of Small Business Services and the Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs released


Cuomo's State of the State: What's in it for NYC?

Jan 22, 2015

Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday (photo: @NYGovCuomo) Gov. Andrew Cuomo's combined State of the State speech and budget presentation certainly couldn't have been mistaken for the "Tale of Two Cities" speech his


Albany Power Dynamics Allow Immense Power, Little Reform

Jan 22, 2015

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (photo: @NYSA_Majority) In Albany, that old saying that absolute power corrupts absolutely appears to be holding true as yet another high-profile legislative leader is facing federal corruption