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De Blasio Moves on Paid Parental Leave

Dec 22, 2015

De Blasio and his family at a recent event (photo: Mike Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) In a somewhat surprising Christmas-week move, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that he will soon issue an


Assembly Reform Group Will Miss Own Deadline

Dec 18, 2015

(photo via the governor's office on flickr) The Assembly working group on operations, participation, and transparency is set to miss its self-imposed December deadline to issue recommendations on how to make


The Week That Was in New York Politics, Dec 14-18

Dec 18, 2015

photo: Stanley Kubrick via Museum of the City of New York Gotham Gazette's Week in Review, Friday December 18 PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bratton, via WNYC's Brigid Bergin;


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, December 14

Dec 13, 2015

New York City Hall What to watch for this week in New York politics: Is there anything to talk about besides corruption in Albany? Yes, but issues with ethics among state lawmakers