Government transparency advocates argue politicians’ social media and campaign sites need to be treated as official documents with public access to archives.
The votes are in for who will make up the next City Council class. But who will lead them? We’ll have an official answer in about a month: At the Council’s first stated meeting, in early January, the overhauled city legislature — featuring 34 new members out of a total of 51 — will vote to […]
A so-called Parental Rights package of legislation is scheduled to be voted on by the City Council on Thursday, seeking to “empower families in the [child welfare] system… to know their rights.” But two key bills will be conspicuously absent from the vote. Both would require city Administration for Children’s Services workers to advise parents […]
The Deliveristas who kept New Yorkers fed during the pandemic will get bathroom access, minimum delivery payments and the tips they earned, under bills approved Thursday by the City Council. Supporters hope the first-of-their-kind regulations will become a national model.
A bill aimed at easing the unionization path for employees at social service organizations sailed through the City Council last week, but faces turbulence from nonprofit leaders who say their workplaces are already barely surviving. The legislation, known as Intro. 2252, pits the head of the city’s largest municipal union against the umbrella group representing […]
The voting is over. The counting is getting there. First, the city Board of Elections released the initial in-person, first-place votes after polls closed on June 22. Then, on June 29, the BOE was supposed to issue the preliminary ranked-choice results based on those votes cast during early and Primary Day voting — but withdrew […]
City Councilman Brad Lander was poised to become city’s next top fiscal watchdog after taking a commanding 24,683-vote lead over his main rival, Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who conceded Tuesday night. The latest numbers, released by the Board of Elections, marked the first ranked choice voting tabulation to include well over 100,000 absentee ballots sent […]
Unprecedented federal aid and better-than-expected tax revenue restored cuts and boosted education funding. But experts and advocates call de Blasio’s proposed spending plan a “missed opportunity” for stabilizing city finances.
A day after the Board of Elections bungled its initial ranked choice voting tabulations, new numbers showed Eric Adams leading Kathryn Garcia by about 15,000 votes. But 125,000 uncounted absentee ballots could make the difference — and even keep Maya Wiley in the game.
The eight Democratic candidates for city comptroller will face off at 7 p.m. Thursday during the first city Campaign Finance Board-sanctioned broadcast debate for that office. Brian Benjamin, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Zach Iscol, Corey Johnson, Brad Lander, Kevin Parker, Reshma Patel and David Weprin are each expected to make their pitch on why they should become […]