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Opinion: NYC faces fiscal disaster if officials think they can do it all

Undisciplined management and a spending spree in Mayor Eric Adams’ upcoming fiscal year 2023 budget will set the city back.

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Opinion: Lessons for Adams on homelessness from his mayoral predecessors

Here’s what past mayors did to help the homeless and implement supportive housing policies, some more successfully than others.

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Opinion: Combat wage theft to help further New York’s recovery from COVID-19

A coordinated effort must continue as the pandemic subsides to hold unscrupulous contractors accountable.

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Opinion: Many vulnerable New Yorkers lose in Hochul’s first state budget

There’s still time to cancel a prescription drug benefit carve out from New York’s Medicaid managed care program designed by the governor’s predecessor.

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Opinion: Sending out an SOS for NYC’s hotels

The city needs to help the industry with lower taxes, among other relief measures, if tourism is expected to bounce back after COVID-19.

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Editor’s Note: Eric Adams needs his own ad targeting New Yorkers who’ve fled to Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is campaigning on disgruntled New Yorkers. Adams should remind them of what the best city in the world has to offer.

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Opinion: Struggling New Yorkers should get a tax rebate

Getting real money into people’s hands can be done quickly and how the funds are used is up to the decision of each individual.

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Editor’s Note: VA hospitals are not so easily replaced

A Biden administration plan would shut down the VA hospitals in Manhattan and Brooklyn in favor of using other health care providers.

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Opinion: Rising gun violence and shocking crimes require sober analysis, not knee-jerk responses

We need to invest in making New Yorkers safe, but failed punitive policies, like reinstating cash bail for low level offenses, are not the answer.

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Opinion: Don’t give people returning from prison a “second chance”

Using this kind of language reinforces perceptions and prejudice that drive mass incarceration.

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Opinion: Cuts to crime victim services funding will leave survivors behind

Tens of thousands of victims use the help to access vital community resources, recover from trauma, and get back on their feet in the wake of abuse, assault, or exploitation.

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Editor’s Note: Riders jumping onto the tracks are part of the safety problem in New York’s subways

Last month, the majority of people who entered subway tracks did so voluntarily, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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Opinion: Here’s what’s really holding back criminal justice reform

The absence of a clear mission over the past half-century has led to different plans, tensions and a lack of progress.

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Opinion: New York State is ready for statewide injection sites

After New York City successfully opened the nations’s first legally operating overdose prevention centers, it’s time to open more of them across the state.

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Where are the Latinas among Adams’ deputy mayors?

Observers and critics said the New York City mayor broke tradition by not including Hispanic women among his deputies.

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Opinion: Attacks on Bragg don’t hold water

The Manhattan District Attorney’s policies are rooted in decades of research and successful decarceration reforms around the nation and won’t lead to a crime apocalypse.

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How New York leaders can maximize their expanded budgets

Here’s how municipalities across the state can put their American Rescue Plan dollars to work rather than use it for a one-time infusion to plug holes.

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Opinion: New York City’s economic recovery should be top priority

With rising inflation and fewer jobs than before the pandemic as well as a shift to remote work, here are five ways the city’s new administration can help boost economic recovery.

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Opinion: Are schools the safest place for our children?

After students and teachers walked out of classes to voice safety concerns in schools amid the rise of COVID-19’s omicron variant, New York City now has the chance to craft and perfect a remote learning option.

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