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Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  November 2, 2011 10:46 AM | Comments
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.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  November 2, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
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.VIDEO
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Adam Lisberg for City Hall News  |  November 1, 2011 10:11 AM | Comments
The pension reforms proposed last week by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Comptroller John Liu could run into challenges from representatives of the very workers they are supposed to benefit.
Some of the 354 guns surrendered to the NYPD in a buyback program in the Bronx on June 4, 2011. AP/NYPD.
John Farley  |  November 1, 2011 6:57 AM | 1 Comment
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.VIDEO
The Digital Communications panel on Oct. 28. Panelists discussed how crowdsourcing and open source data can improve government. Photo by Andrew Schwartz/City Hall News.
John Farley  |  October 29, 2011 11:55 AM | Comments
On Oct. 28, a panel of leading technology innovators met to discuss how open source and crowdsourcing initiatives are improving government, particularly in New York City.VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  October 28, 2011 5:51 PM | 3 Comments
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: the student protesters say rising tuition costs and ballooning student debt are what drove them to the streets.
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David Howard King for Gotham Gazette's  |  October 28, 2011 3:50 PM | Comments
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.
At 224 Spencer St., the building is wrapped in white-and-blue paper siding, making it look like a present that was never gifted. Neighbors say the house has been in this state for more than a year. New York World/
Alice Brennan for The New York World  |  October 27, 2011 10:41 AM | Comments
The arrest of top New York City housing officials may have exposed a network of fraud in Department of Housing Preservation and Development programs. City Hall News reports.
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Alex Vitale  |  October 26, 2011 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
MetroFocus took a look at the surprising roots of disorderly conduct as a legal concept in 14th-century British common law and the myriad ways in which the NYPD has used it.
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Jon Lentz for The Capitol  |  October 25, 2011 10:50 AM | Comments
The Cuomo administration hopes hydrofracking will bring jobs to New York but Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has raised red flags about the environmental impact of drilling.
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