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The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 4

May 03, 2015

New York City Hall What to watch for this week in New York politics: [Update: this happened on Monday] Albany arrest watch: "Federal prosecutors are expected to announce criminal charges against New York


Strategy Meetings Signal Coming Flurry of Rent Law Lobbying

May 02, 2015

A housing-related rally at City Hall (photo: @AffordabilityNY) On Friday, tenant advocates, union representatives, and elected officials gathered in two separate meetings to discuss the renewal and strengthening of state rent


City Includes $1 Billion for Overtime in 2016 Budget

Apr 27, 2015

  Mayor de Blasio presenting his preliminary budget (photo: @NYCMayorsOffice) Some of the most prominent city agencies will again spend considerable portions of their budgets on employee overtime in fiscal year 2016,