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12 Times De Blasio Broke From Bloomberg in 2014

Dec 19, 2014

Bill de Blasio and Mike Bloomberg at City Hall on Nov. 6, 2013 (photo: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office) Bill de Blasio won the mayoral election by drawing a clear contrast between himself


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