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At a time when every tax dollar is precious, New Yorkers should never have to question the integrity of how decisions are made to spend public funds on discretionary programs.
Photos by William Alatriste.
NEW YORK â€“ City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley ran for Congress -- and some say it just might have cost her district hundreds of thousands of dollars.
NEW YORK -- Every year, as the City Council goes about its business adopting a budget that it largely had no control over creating, it also repeats a widely observed
Quinn speaks to the Council about the budget at last night's stated meeting. Photograph by William Alatriste
The City Council overrode the mayor's veto of the living wage bill and adopted
The governor's mansion in Albany. Photo from the governor's Flickr photostream.
ALBANY, N.Y. â€“ Most legislators know where they want to be tomorrow at 5:30 p.m., and surprisingly it isn’t back
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announce the early passage of the 2012-2013 state budget on March 30, 2012.
At the top of Gov.
A state ethics commission is requesting feedback on guidelines it is developing that would require lobbyists working in Albany to disclose their efforts to shape policy in New York. But
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On January 24, 2012, state Sen. Neil Breslin, the man tasked with reinvigorating the Democratic caucus, attended an open house for the future location of the only library
Back in 2008 a federal investigation revealed that the City Council had been giving money from the Council’s budgeted discretionary funds to fictitious organizations going back to 2001. The revelation
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The City Council, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Police Department agreed last week to let the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) prosecute all substantiated