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Policy

Another Staten Island secession task force bill, really?

New York City Council Member Joe Borelli wants to explore making the borough a city again after his last attempt failed.

Policy

Policy

Making broadband internet connections to New York’s hardest-to-reach places

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $1.4 billion ConnectALL initiative is aiming to boost speeds and incentivize new fiber optic cable installations.

Coronavirus

Policy

State’s first chief disability officer tackles post-COVID-19 priorities

Kimberly Hill’s priorities are tackling employment and housing for New Yorkers with disabilities after the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to advocates.

Nonprofits

Politics

Nonprofit human services workers may finally get a raise through the state budget

Their cost-of-living increases were routinely cut out of the annual final agreement under then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

New York State

Politics

Hochul celebrates New York meeting its 2021 MWBE goal

The governor wants $11 million to clear the certification backlog to meet its target again this year.

Education

Policy

Hochul’s proposal to extend mayoral control of NYC schools to four years gets pushback

Education leaders and elected officials speaking at a public hearing wanted a shorter extension and to start a discussion on how the schools would be governed going forward.

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