Posted inAdministration for Children's Services

City, Union Push Back on Informing Parents of Rights in Child-Welfare Probes

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 […]

Posted inLabor

Social Service and Unions Leaders Clash Over Effort to Help Workers Organize

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 […]

Posted inCampaign 2021

Your Guide to the Latest NYC Primary Results — From Mayor to City Council

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 […]

Posted inCampaign 2021

Brad Lander Beats Corey Johnson in City Comptroller Race

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 […]

Posted inCampaign 2021

Where to Watch the First Official NYC Comptroller Debate on June 10

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 […]