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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,


Equality Bills Await Senate Action

May 08, 2014

(Courtney Dudley for WNYC) Advocates hope to see the State Senate address several bills that deal with equal rights and pay equity before legislators call it a day and return to


Veterans Benefits Counselors at Risk in Budget

May 07, 2014

(nycmarines via flickr) In mid-2013 the Robin Hood Foundation gave the City a $250,000 grant through the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York. The money would pay for the salaries and


Debate Over Historic Rent Freeze Heats Up

May 05, 2014

(plannycha.org) On the heels of Mayor Bil de Blasio's major affordable housing plan announcement on Monday, May 5, an extremely important housing-related meeting will take place Monday evening in downtown Manhattan. Every


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 4

May 04, 2014

What to look for this week, via the City and Albany: Mayor Bill de Blasio kicks off what will be an especially significant week - one promising "profound" and "historic" developments,


Union Healthcare: A Missed Opportunity?

May 02, 2014

From left: UFT President Michael Mulgrew, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chancellor Carmen Farina (Diana Robinson) NEW YORK - Dating back to his time as a candidate, Mayor Bill de Blasio made