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Mayor de Blasio and others tout the $15 minimum wage in New York City as an example for the nation. Read More.
Though their impact isn’t being felt yet, New York’s new laws expanding rent regulation won’t make it any easier for young people or families to find housing. Read More.
Advocates claim that the New York Health Act (NYHA) would eliminate bloated bureaucracy and bring costs down. Read More.
Last year’s Supreme Court ruling in the Janus case established the right of public employees not to join a union or be required to pay “agency fees.” Read More.
Homelessness in the subways and across the transit system has gotten so pervasive that the food court in Grand Central Station reports that sales are down. Read More.
New Yorkers were shocked by recent videos showing residents taunting NYPD officers and dumping water on their heads. Read More.
Following repeated interruptions in electrical service, public officials have blasted Con Edison for its failings. Read More.
The New York City Housing Authority was assigned a federal monitor after it was revealed that the agency had covered up about lead poisoning suffered by children living in its projects. Read More.
As New Yorkers were heading home to prepare for a blisteringly hot weekend, the subway system became paralyzed by a communications mishap. Read More.
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