Ross Barkan

A dodo bird.
Working Families was founded by outsiders to make New York more progressive. Now that progressivism is mainstream, what’s left?
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Hector Figueroa, discussing the New York Fast Food Wage Board's recommendation for a $15 per hour minimum wage in 2015.
The recently deceased labor leader built bridges with the larger progressive movement.
Opinion
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Cuomo’s proposal is seen as attack on the WFP, but could hurt Conservative and Independence parties more.
Opinion
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Tiffany Cabán campaigning on the day of the Queens District Attorney primary.
The Working Families Party doesn’t function like a normal third party, and that’s a good thing.
Opinion
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Members of the New York state Senate working on the state budget in the Senate Chamber.
It shouldn’t be left up to a commission.
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Joseph Percoco, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's former aide arrives at federal court for his corruption trial in 2018.
A state constitutional amendment could clean up Albany
Opinion
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headshots of Joe Lentol, Helene Weinstein, David Weprin.
The lower chamber is now standing in the way of policy progress.
Opinion
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State Senate Democrats should lead the way in fixing how we pick judges.
Opinion
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security camera
The risk for unfairly targeting minorities or stifling free speech is high.
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A sign in the subway station in New York warns of the consequences of fare evasion.
Ridership is declining for other reasons.
Opinion
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Ross Barkan
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