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Low Wage Workers Rally to Support Paid Sick Leave

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Dozens of low-wage, Spanish-speaking workers descended on Councilman Erik Martin Dilan’s district office in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon to deliver 1,800 postcards from his constituents declaring their support for a paid-sick leave bill. But the councilman said he would have been happy to talk to them, had he knew they were coming. “They showed up unannounced,” [&hellip
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Stanford University Officials Express Misgivings About NYC Tech Campus Negotiations

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From City & State’s Heard Around Town, May 9, 2012: In a New Yorker article last month, Stanford University officials expressed misgivings about the Bloomberg administration’s behavior in negotiations on a proposal to build a New York City tech campus — a proposal that was eventually scuttled before Cornell University won the bid. The negotiations reportedly left [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Simcha Felder raised $200,000 last week

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2013 Mayoral Race New York’s Republican County Chairmen Dan Isaacs, Phil Ragusa, Craig Eaton and Jay Savino discussed their plans to court Republican mayoral candidates with Errol Louis on NY1. Adolfo Carrion, former Bronx Borough president, is telling friends he’s thinking of running for mayor and will decide by the fall of this year.  Congressional [&hellip
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Trump Says He’s OK with Casinos in New York

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From City & State’s Heard Around Town, May 8, 2012: Donald Trump recently revealed that he has no plans to fight the legalization of commercial casinos in New York – but since he’s not really in the casino business any more, it appears to be a moot point. The real estate developer, reality TV personality and one-time presidential [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Bill Thompson courts the Orthodox Jewish vote

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2013 Mayoral Race Bill Thompson is courting the Orthodox Jewish vote. Queens Joe Addabbo and Shirley Huntley aren’t getting campaign cash for supporting same-sex marriage. Manhattan Former Clinton and Obama aides are backing Clyde Williams over Charlie Rangel. Rangel’s fellow House Democrats are not helping him out much either. Clyde Williams told Errol Louis why [&hellip
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Backing Quinn, Lappin Says Heckler Was “Inappropriate Distraction”

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lappin A lot of people were surprised that Council Speaker Christine Quinn decided to suddenly leave the living wage press conference this afternoon after a heckler (who was a pastor supportive of the living wage bill) insulted Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But Quinn’s actions are getting support from at least one Council member, who is also seeking [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: John Liu’s campaign treasurer pled not guilty

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2013 Mayoral Race John Liu’s campaign treasurer pled not guilty. Bill Thompson suddenly now supports the living wage bill. Bill de Blasio was able to capitalize on Christine Quinn’s living wage walkout. State Senate It’s looking more and more like ex-Sen. Antoine Thompson will challenge Tim Kennedy. Sen. Neil Breslin says he’s not worried about [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Quinn says she wasn’t overacting by walking out of Living Wage press conference

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2013 Mayoral Race Christine Quinn insists she didn’t overreact by walking out of the living wage press conference yesterday. But Bill de Blasio called Quinn out for her departure, saying that if she truly believed in the cause, she would have stayed. A rally in support of John Liu, the comptroller essentially said he would [&hellip
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Heard Around Town: Cuomo wants to shut down Indian Point

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From City & State’s Heard Around Town, May 1, 2012: Andrew Cuomo wants to shutter Entergy’s Indian Point nuclear power plant, but company executives aren’t worried about it closing any time soon. One potential threat is Cuomo’s New York Energy Highway initiative, an effort to update transmission lines, install new ones and repower old power [&hellip
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