Rodneyse Bichotte

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Democrats back Darma Diaz to replace Espinal on New York City Council

The special election will be an early test for the new Brooklyn boss, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte.

New York City

The Winners & Losers of de Blasio dropping out

Who milked the most out of the mayor’s impossible dream.

New York State

Lawmakers open up about being abused as children

They’re hoping to spread the word about the Child Victims Act’s one-year “look-back” period.

Carl Heastie

State lawmakers expecting first pay bump in two decades

With a new commission set to meet, lawmakers expect a pay increase - but some say limits on outside income will be a likely condition.

MWBE

How far New York still has to go on MWBEs

City and state officials weigh in on efforts to award contracts to firms owned by women or minorities.

New York State

Breaking down the barriers of male-dominated boards

A new California law aimed at increasing diversity could be a model for New York.

New York City

Momentum builds behind MWBEs

After a lackluster year, the rate of contracting for minority- and women-owned businesses is rising in New York.

Rodneyse Bichotte

Brooklyn lawmaker to introduce bill in response to ‘Cornerstore Caroline’

Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte’s bill in response to "Cornerstore Caroline" would protect minors from false accusations.

Education

My journey shows why specialized high school admissions must change

Today, as a state legislator I find myself in an interesting position; I am often in the middle of key debates regarding the segregation of our city’s schools. And I wonder how it is we are still wrestling with the same divisive issues that dominated our country more than 60 years ago.

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