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Mayor de Blasio has announced a new measurement approach, modeled on the rigorously data-driven policing that has helped the NYPD target and reduce crime throughout the city. Read More.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is following the model set by his predecessors—Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo—in taking on high profile targets. Read More.
The New York metropolitan area desperately needs a new train tunnel under the Hudson River to replace the dilapidated and storm-damaged tubes. Read More.
Governor Cuomo announced last week that New York State will derive half of its energy from “renewable” sources by the year 2030. Read More.
Despite its proven success at driving down crime rates across America, the Broken Windows theory of policing continues to draw criticism. Read More.
Some members of the New York City Council have floated the idea of bumping their salaries up from $112,500 to $192,500. Read More.
Critics accuse New York City charter schools of keeping test scores high by “counselling out” weaker students. Read More.
Silver’s trial shined light on a nexus of greed, unbridled power, and sleaze that has long dominated New York State politics. Read More.
Employers across the state have said that a higher minimum will kill jobs. Read More.
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