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New York politics – from City Hall to Albany

Painting the Town White

Studies show that white rooftops reduce carbon emissions and air-conditioning costs. But could they work throughout NYC? The roof at MoMA QNS might tell us.
Sarah Laskow | February 22nd, 2011
About a year and a half ago, the city painted the roof of MoMA QNS white as part of PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s long-term strategy for New York. During the 2009 pilot project, ...

Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team Convenes

PowerPoint presentations and staff updates about the “Key/Complex Issues” dominate second task force meeting.
Sarah Laskow | February 10th, 2011
Wherever he goes to talk up his plan to tame the state’s budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been telling New Yorkers how essential the work of his Medicaid Redesign Team is. ...

Bloomberg Promises to Keep Young Offenders Closer to their Families

For NYC's young offenders, detention often means living nine or ten hours from their families. But what should be done with them?
Sarah Laskow | January 24th, 2011
As of this month, there are 648 young people in state-run detention facilities, and 349 of them — more than half — are from New York City. There are still more young ...

Can Andrew Cuomo Clean Up Albany?

Sarah Laskow | December 21st, 2010
Like so many reform-minded governors before him, Andrew Cuomo has pledged to eradicate the tangle of ethical problems eating his state’s government from the inside out. And ...

Fate of 9/11 First Responders Bill Could Hinge on Schumer

New Yorkers whose health was permanently damaged on 9/11 have to hope he will lobby for the bill's inclusion in the tax package
Sarah Laskow | December 10th, 2010
New York’s representatives in Washington — some of them, at least — have been working for years to win funding for first responders suffering from health issues ...