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Albany Must Keep the Charter Cap

Jun 23, 2015

Council Member Dromm, the author, with his IDNYC (photo: William Alatriste) Earlier this year, the New York City Council passed my resolution urging the state legislature to keep the cap on


Say No to The Media Hype

Jun 11, 2015

NYPD (photo via @CommissBratton) In recent days our city's leading tabloid newspapers, The Daily News and The Post, published screaming headlines and overheated stories promoting the dubious notion that the uptick


To Continue Making Progress, We Need Mayoral Control

Jun 09, 2015

Mayor de Blasio at school (photo: @NYCMayorsOffice) Since taking office, Mayor Bill de Blasio has made our City's 1.1 million school children a priority: providing free, full-day, high-quality pre-kindergarten for every


Time to Reform Mayoral Control

May 28, 2015

Mayor de Blasio visits a classeoom (photo: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) On May 12, a Quinnipiac poll was released showing that two to one, New York City voters believe that the mayor should