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Still feeling a little groggy this morning? Are your eyes wanting to close to get just one more hour of sleep? more
Lobbying gets a bum rap, not just in New York, but everywhere. more
Just two days after claiming the gay community controls city council, Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr., rejected calls for his resignation, saying the only ones who can ask him to resign are the ones who put him in office in the first place — the people in the city’s 18th Council District. more
Right after taking her oath of office to become our community’s next state senator, Alessandra Biaggi tapped the brakes ever so slightly on what could be one of the most important pieces of legislation in our generation: the New York Health Act. more
Finding an affordable place to live is hard in New York City, but it’s even harder here in the Bronx where barely 3 percent of the borough’s 527,000 units are even available. more
Before the partial federal government shutdown temporarily ended last week, some accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of playing politics by dis-inviting President Trump from delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. more
There is a shortage of police officers — not just in New York City, but across the country. more
At the end of the more than two-week federal government shutdown in 2013, the U.S. Treasury cut checks on the average of $3,000 each to more than 850,000 government employees. That was nothing more than back wages and other lost expenses due to them — which alone cost the government $2.5 billion. more
There is so much excitement surrounding the first term of new state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi that if her inauguration last weekend had been opened to the general public, organizers might have had to abandon Lehman College and instead find out if Yankee Stadium was available. more
Take a moment to open Google, and search “worst election laws in the country.” The state that comes up over and over again isn’t Georgia or Florida, which disenfranchised thousands of voters this past cycle. It’s not Ohio, where “the purge” is more than just a movie. It’s not even North Dakota, which instituted one of the toughest voter ID laws in the nation. more
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