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The state budget provides a chance for campaign finance reform.
Reducing the influence of big money in state politics can still happen.
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A person is sean walking throught the empty lawn of Sheep Meadow in Central Park on March 21st.
Closing them to slow the spread of COVID-19 would do more harm than good.
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Where has Mayor de Blasio gone wrong with education policy?
The mayor of New York City should have followed on his predecessor’s path in education policy.
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Rikers Island
The conditions are crowded and unsanitary and the spread inside will eventually get outside.
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Americans are emptying the shelves of painkillers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Universal health insurance, paid sick leave and other social programs would slow the virus’ spread.
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New York City's First Lady Chirlane McCray hosting a community conversation on mental health.
The program’s architect explains what it did right and why it matters.
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A pedestrian wearing a face mask while walking along a nearly-vacant Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the most important pedestrian street in downtown Milan.
The president and governor have the authority to order a lockdown. They just might not get reelected if they do.
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SNAP is one program that helps low-income families in New York.
Forcing low-income households to do without savings worsens their economic precarity.
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A light pole with a surveillance camera at the World Trade Center.
It would require the NYPD to disclose information about its surveillance tools.
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City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez, sponsor of the bill that will allow non-citizens to vote in NYC's municipal elections.
If we want New Yorkers to have true representation, we must extend the right to vote to all who live here, including non-citizens.
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