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  • New York proposes 10-cent grocery bag fee to cut back on plastic bags

    New York proposes 10-cent grocery bag fee to cut back on plastic bags
    The New York City Council introduced a bill on Wednesday that would impose a 10-cent fee on all plastic and paper grocery bags, the Associated Press reported. In January, Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to ban plastic bags; big grocery...
  • The Battle Begins: Cuomo Issues Top 10 List as New York Tries to Keep 'Late Show'

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sure to make a pitch for keeping CBS' successor to "Late Show with David Letterman" in the state, so today he issued a Top Ten list to honor the departing host. The list is boosterism more than anything else, coming on the...
  • New York City Council urges CBS to keep 'Late Show' in Manhattan

    Production rivals New York and Los Angeles are engaged in a tug of war over the "Late Show." A day after L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti urged CBS to move "Late Show" to L.A., the New York City Council followed up with its own charm offensive. "For 32 years,...
  • New York program gets public defenders for immigrants

    NEW YORK — Anderson Cadet arrived at the Varick Street courthouse in an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the wrists, prepared to fight his deportation without an attorney. In immigration court, there is generally no right to free legal counsel. Many...
  • New York state: New hotbed of corruption after latest arrest?

    New York state: New hotbed of corruption after latest arrest?
    Chicago and its home state of Illinois may have a reputation for corruption in politics, with its long list of governors, aldermen and even a mayor who have been tossed in jail. But some are wondering whether the Empire State is now giving the Land of...
  • WGA Unionizes 3 NY-Based Reality TV Producers

    The Writers Guild of America East has unionized the writer-producers at New York-based nonfiction TV production company Original Media. The writer-producers voted to authorize the guild as their collective bargaining agent by 42-9 in an election held...
  • WGA West Earnings Slid 6.4% in 2013

    Hollywood writer earnings fell 6.4% last year to $1.01 billion as TV writing fell 6.2% and feature film work plunged 7.2%, according to the Writers Guild of America West. Total covered earnings for WGA West members topped $1 billion for the second time,...
  • Blacklisted Writer Walter Bernstein Seeking Re-Election to WGA East Council, Beau Willimon Running

    The Writers Guild of America East has announced 20 candidates for its 10 open council seats, including 94-year-old Walter Bernstein and five other incumbents. "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon is also seeking a seat. Bernstein, who was...
  • Shawn Ryan, Chip Johannessen Among Candidates for WGA West Board

    Showrunners Shawn Ryan and Chip Johannessen are among the 17 candidates for eight open board seats for the Writers Guild of America West. Ryan (pictured), creator and exec producer of "The Shield" and other shows, was on the guild's negotiating committee...
  • New York City seeks to reinstate large soda ban

    New York City seeks to reinstate large soda ban
    An attorney for New York City has asked the state's top court to revive a ban on large sugary drinks, saying the city's health department has the power to ban any products, even hamburgers, that pose a health risk. Lower courts have overturned the ban,...
  • Writers Guild Topper Testifying on Stolen Overtime to New York City Council

    Lowell Peterson, exec director of the Writers Guild of America East, has been tapped to testify before the New York City Council on allegations of unpaid overtime and illegal working conditions in reality TV shows. The council has scheduled the hearing...