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Overdue & Over Budget, Capital Projects Roll On

May 15, 2014

  Costly East Side Access construction continues (MTA) The terms "capital project" and "over budget" go together like peanut butter and jelly. Ask city agencies in charge of these projects why they


What the Indian Election Means for New York

May 15, 2014

Voters in India wait to cast their ballots (Henry Austin/NBC News) The world's largest ever election concluded in India on Monday with a record voter turnout. Almost 67 percent of 814


Education Tax Credit Back From the Dead

May 14, 2014

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a pro-charter school rally (Tim Roske/AP) A proposal, which would provide $300 million in state tax credits to those who donate to public schools or to scholarship


De Blasio, '84, Eyes NYU 2031

May 12, 2014

Mayor de Blasio with NYU President John Sexton (Diana Robinson for the mayor's office) In mid-April, Mayor Bill de Blasio went to Washington Square to speak to a crowded room of


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 11

May 11, 2014

New York City Hall What to look for this week, via the City and Albany: New York CityThis week features a visit from President Obama, who will be in New York City


Cornegy on Police-Community Relations [Video]

May 09, 2014

CM Cornegy & Mayor Bill de Blasio (William Alatriste) A few months into his first term as a member of the New York City Council, Brooklyn's Robert Cornegy Jr. has tapped


The Council's Wish List, De Blasio's Budget

May 09, 2014

Mayor de Blasio's delivers his executive budget address (@NYCMayorsOffice) NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio released the first executive budget of his mayoralty on Thursday, May 8. The $73.9 billion,