For many New York City residents going to the polls in state Senate races, one vote of theirs is not equal to one from Buffalo or Niagara Falls. The New York World reports.
On Nov. 3, the first batch of Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in the first wave of mass arrests appeared in court. The majority refused a deal offered by prosecutors and opted instead to proceed to trial.
Denis Hughes, the powerful president of the New York AFL-CIO that serves 2.5 million union members, has told multiple associates he is not planning to run for re-election.
Autism affects nearly one in every 110 children and takes a serious emotional and financial toll on families. A new law requires New York State insurers to cover the diagnoses and treatment of autism.
Pension reforms proposed last week by Mayor Bloomberg and Comptroller John Liu could run into challenges from representatives of the very workers they are supposed to benefit. City Hall News reports.
Two years ago, New York State launched SNUG, a program in which former gang members work full-time to mediate potentially violent disputes between youths. But funding for the program has been cut.
Students make up a large contingent of the Occupy Wall Street encampments in New York. And it’s not because they’re schooled in democratic theory, it’s a simple bread and butter issue: rising tuition costs and ballooning student debt.
New York State has been without a functioning ethics watchdog for two months and change. Assembly members say it’s time for the governor to act.