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Jazmine Headley’s chaotic arrest at a New York City public benefits office has propelled her into the center of a public reckoning over how the city treats people seeking public assistance, and now she is speaking out.
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State Sen. Leroy Comrie, the incoming chairman of the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee that oversees the MTA, is vowing to hold public hearings on the sorry state of New York City’s subway system.
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Environmental groups plan an aggressive campaign in 2019 to pressure state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli into shedding billions of dollars in state pension fund investments in the fossil fuel industry.
For the first time, Long Island will regulate its $1 billion home solar industry under a new plan aimed at stopping fraud and abuse by adopting a new set of consumer protection rules for solar installation and related businesses.
State lawmakers who moonlight for big bucks could face tough career choices next year when strict limits on outside income are supposed to kick in, including some of New York City’s top earners: state Sen. Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman David Weprin.
The number of immigrants arrested and deported in the New York City region has surged over the past fiscal year, despite city and state efforts to resist the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented New Yorkers.
A state commission eliminated 145 of the stipends influential legislators are paid on top of their salaries, but it decided that Assembly Codes Committee Chairman Joseph Lentol will keep his $18,000 stipend, raising some eyebrows.
On Monday, New York City Education Department officials plan to unveil a $1.25 million pilot program to put four electric school buses on city streets starting in September, the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal Jr., who is running for public advocate, identified himself as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America while seeking the group’s endorsement, yet also ran on the Conservative Party line in 2011 and 2012.
A supervisor at a New York City-run home for troubled youth ordered the wholesale shredding of internal documents days after she was named in a lawsuit alleging a cover-up of widespread sex abuse at the facility.
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New York’s highest court last week declared that even heavily redacted police disciplinary records can be hidden from public view, a dark day for anyone who cares about holding the minority of cops who abuse their authority accountable.
It’s a Tale of Two Governors, both named Andrew Cuomo – one places at least some limit on spending taxpayer cash while the other burns through it like there’s no tomorrow, and it shows in the bills he decides to sign and not sign.
State education officials and members of the state Senate and Assembly plan to smother teacher evaluations and, chances are, they’ll succeed, taking away one of the most useful tools for improving the fortunes of New York’s underserved students.
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a key figure in President Donald Trump’s sweeping plan to reshape the nation’s environmental framework, resigned under pressure on Saturday as he faces numerous ethics investigations.
A report prepared for the U.S. Senate about Russia’s disinformation campaign around the 2016 election found the operation used every major social media platform to help elect Trump, and worked even harder to support him while in office.
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