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The city’s welfare rolls have expanded to a nine-year high under Mayor de Blasio. Read More.
The just-passed New York State budget will gradually raise the minimum wage in and around New York City to $15 per hour. Read More.
New York’s new budget allocates hundreds of millions of dollars to the state Dormitory Authority through the State and Municipal Facilities Program (SMFP). Read More.
As technology improves, police departments around the country are increasingly turning to the task of preventing crime, not simply punishing it. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio’s controversial rezoning plan for New York contains stipulations regarding the building and preservation of senior housing, including nursing homes. Read More.
Construction and other technical fields demand a steady stream of skilled labor that can’t be offshored. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio is moving ahead with his plan to rezone the city in order to develop more subsidized housing, but are there enough subsidies available to build anything? Read More.
The NYPD announced this week that it has launched an initiative to combat the recent spike in knife crimes in the city. Read More.
The Greater New York Hospital Association, an industry trade group, wants $2.5 billion from New York State in order to let large hospital systems acquire small hospitals that might otherwise close. Read More.
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