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Education Committee Seeks More Guidance

Sep 26, 2014

Members of the Urban Youth Collaborative at a protest march The role of guidance counselors in schools is increasingly being recognized as an essential factor in student support and key driver


Next Steps for the City's Campaign Finance Sysem

Sep 26, 2014

Council Member Ben Kallos (photo: @BenKallos) New York - Earlier this week, the City Council's Committee on Governmental Operations convened a hearing to review the Campaign Finance Board's (CFB) comprehensive report


A Less Than 'Great Debate' with Only Grimm On Hand

Sep 24, 2014

Rep. Grimm speaks with members of the media after his 'debate' appearance (photo: Ben Max) With the conspicuous absence of his opponent, incumbent Republican Congressman Michael Grimm appeared Tuesday evening at


The Evolving Definition of Transparency

Sep 23, 2014

Mayor de Blasio during a budget address (photo: Rob Bennett/Mayor's Office) Transparency is a word that often gets thrown around in politics. On the campaign trail challengers vow, if elected, to


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, September 21

Sep 21, 2014

New York City Hall What to watch for this week in New York politics: The week starts busy after a packed Sunday of politically-related activity, with a lot happening Monday and Tuesday,