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8 Government Ops Agencies to Face Council Questions

Mar 18, 2015

CM Ben Kallos (photo: William Alatriste) As preliminary budget hearings at the City Council approach the end of their third week, the Committee on Governmental Operations will meet Thursday to evaluate


Three Different Budgets with Two Weeks To Go

Mar 17, 2015

Assembly Speaker Heastie (photo: Karen DeWitt) Legislative leaders from both houses appear set to test Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s promise that he will sacrifice an on-time budget to get a set of


Newly Hot, Paid Family Leave Passes Assembly Again

Mar 17, 2015

Gov. Cuomo discussing his agenda (photo: @NYGovCuomo) In further indication of the growing hunger in New York and across the nation for paid family leave, the State Assembly again passed the


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, March 16

Mar 15, 2015

New York City Hall What to watch for this week in New York politics: This week will again be dominated by budget negotiations - especially in Albany, where a budget is due


Theme of James' Mayoral Control Forums: More Local Say

Mar 13, 2015

PA James at Friday's event (photo: Sara Valenzuela) With a Wednesday evening event in Manhattan, Public Advocate Letitia James concluded her five-borough "Our School, Our Voices" series of community forums on