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Mayor de Blasio has announced a plan to deal with the problem of homeless people camping out and living in the subway system. Read More.
Last November, the voters of New York City approved an expansion of the already-generous laws governing public financing of elections. Read More.
The New York State legislature is prepared to pass a massive expansion of rent regulation. Read More.
Following reports that Long Island Rail Road workers have abused overtime rules—in some cases getting paid for “working” hundreds of consecutive 16-hour days—commuters have demanded action. Read More.
The latest HOPE count of unsheltered people in New York City has been released. Read More.
Liberal prosecutors are promoting a not-too-tough-on-crime agenda across the nation, and New York City is part of the trend. Read More.
Marijuana legalization in New York will probably not happen this year. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio recently announced a plan to expand eligibility for a supervised pretrial-release program for youth criminals. Read More.
A proposed new law in New York City would require all land-use decisions to include a “racial-impact study.” Read More.
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