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  • NY legislators score tax breaks, rent controls in overtime

    As the 2015 legislative session ended in overtime last week, many New York lawmakers claimed at least partial victory for their constituents with rent controls and property tax breaks. Some grumbled about missed ethics reforms in the six-month session...
  • NY to hire 1,300 police officers as part of $78.5B budget

    New York City is set to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement, honoring — and even exceeding — a proposal put forth by the City Council over Mayor Bill de Blasio's initial objections. The new...
  • 'The Ferguson Report' offers a damning indictment

    'The Ferguson Report' offers a damning indictment
    The timing couldn’t be more appropriate: This week, barely five days after Dylann Storm Roof allegedly killed nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Justice Department’s “The Ferguson Report&...
  • New York leaders reach agreement on rent regs for 2M tenants

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders reached broad agreement Tuesday on extending New York City rent controls for more than 2 million tenants and providing $1.3 billion for property tax rebates targeting upstate and Long Island homeowners....
  • End of Albany session yields few wins for NYC mayor

    The New York state legislative session lurched to an end Tuesday, shunting sweeping changes to the side while largely preserving the status quo, an outcome that yielded scant victories and much frustration for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The...
  • New York University study projects single-contract savings

    A report from New York University on Wednesday projected major savings from combining contracts to design and build public works, citing savings from the approach already in use on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy...
  • Arrests, leadership changes mean hard year for lawmakers

    For decades, it was the way Albany did business: The governor and the two legislative bosses gathered behind closed doors to hammer out deals affecting millions of New Yorkers. This year, that playbook was left tattered and stained by a series of...
  • New York Legislature: Measures affecting daily life

    During their six-month session, state lawmakers have taken up several bills affecting the everyday lives of New Yorkers. Here are some of them: — RENT REGULATIONS: One of the session's biggest issues, the renewal of the longstanding law governing...
  • NYC mayor's son and campaign star graduates from high school

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was propelled to office in part by a campaign ad featuring his son talking about racial injustice, spoke at the teenager's graduation ceremony on Friday and returned to that theme, imploring students not to give in to...
  • NYC residents express outrage after rent regulations expire

    Lynda Williams woke up Tuesday in her Brooklyn apartment of 34 years wondering about her future there, after the state's decades-old rent regulations expired overnight. Although officials say the laws ultimately will be renewed, "it's scary for me," said...
  • NY lawmakers OK 5-day rent extension so talks can continue

    In a bid to buy time, New York lawmakers approved a five-day renewal of New York City's now-expired rent regulations Thursday night so Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers can continue negotiating a longer-term extension. The rules expired Monday at...