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Governor Cuomo’s budget contains a new initiative to take on rising drug costs by demanding price transparency from pharmaceutical manufacturers, with a goal of setting “rational pricing” of important drugs. Read More.
The City Council is hearing testimony today regarding a legislative package to decriminalize a quality-of-life offenses such as littering, public urination, and public drinking. Read More.
As the city braces for its first major snowstorm of 2016, the Department of Sanitation and Mayor de Blasio are anxious to get ahead of the first flakes before they fall. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio said he would ban horse-drawn carriages in the city on “day one” of his administration. Read More.
Closing the longstanding “achievement gap” in education between children of low- and high-income families has been the goal of educators and sociologists for the last half-century. Read More.
In his State of the State address, Governor Cuomo announced his commitment to building massive new infrastructure projects throughout New York. Read More.
Tax and other revenues are currently exceeding expectations, but the extra money does not represent a permanent revenue stream. Read More.
The Long Island Rail Road’s efforts to bring its commuters into Grand Central Terminal instead of Penn Station began in the late 1960s. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio was pleased to report that total crime in New York City was down 1.7 percent in 2015, driven largely by a 10 percent drop in burglary. Read More.
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