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NYC Council Speaker ‘Disappointed’ Dream Act Dropped From Budget

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:06
Melissa Mark-Viverito expressed discontent with the absence of the Dream Act and a minimum wage increase from the state budget.

Bill de Blasio Says Indiana Religious Law Is ‘Doomed to Failure’

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:52
Mayor Bill de Blasio said a controversial Indiana religious law was "doomed to failure."

Cuomo Bans Indiana State Travel as Pols Bash ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 13:43
Melissa Mark-Viverito called Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act "disastrous and appalling" as well as "an absolute disgrace."

Council Budget Chair Wants More Detail in Future Preliminary Budgets

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:12
Mayor Bill de Blasio needs to get his city budget details to the City Council earlier, Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras said today.

Council Members Cap Women’s History Month With Bill to Help Moms Return to Work

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:17
Benjamin Kallos, Laurie Cumbo and Robert Cornegy rolled out a new proposal to increase resources for mothers coming off maternity leave.

Not Running for President: Elizabeth Warren Charms Starry-Eyed Liberals in New York

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:37
Elizabeth Warren said, once again, that she is not running for president in 2016.

Bill de Blasio Is (Mostly) Happy With Education Deal in State Budget

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 15:58
Mayor Bill de Blasio today said the tentative state budget deal will bring additional millions in school aid to New York City and allow him first crack at fixing failing schools—but lamented the absence of an extension of mayoral control.

Hakeem Jeffries: ‘Cultural Change’ Needed to Boost Entrepreneurship Among Minorities

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 15:54
Hakeem Jeffries said that nonwhite parents need to urge their children to pursue educational and occupational opportunities in tech fields.

Bill de Blasio Is Upset a Minimum Wage Hike Was Dropped From the State Budget

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 15:12
Mayor Bill de Blasio is not happy a minimum wage hike was dropped from the state budget.

Councilman Arrested at Occupy Wall Street Donates His Settlement Cash

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:20
Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez donated his Occupy Wall Street settlement cash to the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Catsimatidis to Host Soirée for Schumer Amid Majority Leader Talk

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:44
John Catsimatidis touted Charles Schumer's potential rise to Senate Majority Leader in an invitation to an April 7 fund-raiser.

Bill de Blasio Replenishes City Hall With New Chief of Staff

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 08:20
Mayor Bill de Blasio named a new chief of staff, labor organizer Thomas Snyder.

Hong Kong-Born Councilwoman Rips Black Colleague’s ‘Blocs’ of Asians Remark

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:37
Margaret Chin said she was "troubled" by Laurie Cumbo's comments about Asians in NYCHA, but offered to help her organize outreach forums.

De Blasio: ‘Inappropriate Access’ of Gas Line Potentially Caused East Village Blast

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:16
Bill de Blasio said illegal unlicensed work in the basement of one of the collapsed buildings may have been behind yesterday's explosion.

Candidate Already Taking Aim at 2017 Race for Bronx Council Seat

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:05
Councilman James Vacca won't be term-limited out for more than two years, but at least one candidate is already vying to take his place.

‘Nothing Good to Come Out of a Late Budget,’ DiNapoli Warns

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:33
Thomas DiNapoli said protracted budget negotiations could throw state financial affairs into disarray.

Two Unaccounted for After East Village Explosion, City Officials Say

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 09:09
Two people are unaccounted for after yesterday's East Village building explosion, according to city officials.

East Village Building Failed Con Ed Inspection Prior to Explosion

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 18:01
An East Village building that exploded this afternoon failed an inspection of a new gas line by Con Edison just an hour before the explosion, Con Edison President Craig Ivey said today.

De Blasio Public Housing Head: No Extra Apartments for Homeless

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:53
Shola Olatoye told the City Council the de Blasio administration would not up the number of units set aside for the indigent from 750.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Speaks at Site of East Village Explosion [Updated]

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:37
Here's what we know so far about the explosion, fire and building collapse from earlier today: