Bill de Blasio

Finally, A Bit of Justice for the Central Park Five. 41 Million Bits, to Be Precise

Finally, A Bit of Justice for the Central Park Five. 41 Million Bits, to Be Precise
Jailed for between six and 13 years, justice was a long time coming for the Central Park five. After 12 years of waiting, a judge finally signed off on a $41 million settlement for the wronged New Yorkers.
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de-Bloomberging: deBlasio Drops Longtime Mayor’s Challenge to Prevailing Wages in NYC

de-Bloomberging: deBlasio Drops Longtime Mayor’s Challenge to Prevailing Wages in NYC
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped the city’s legal challenge to a law that would require companies receiving more than $1 million in economic development aid to pay the prevailing wage. The legal challenge to the law began after the city council overrode Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of the law by a 44-4 vote in May of 2012. Following the override, Mayor Bloomberg sued the city council arguing that the legislation would increase city costs and was preempted by the state’s minimum wage law.
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Chaz Bolte
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New Yorkers Collectively Sigh (in Relief): Sean Hannity Claims City Too Socialist, Too Muslim to Stay

New Yorkers Collectively Sigh (in Relief): Sean Hannity Claims City Too Socialist, Too Muslim to Stay
Sean Hannity has had enough of New York City. Between pro-labor Bill de Blasio's election, and Muslim holidays being recognized in schools, the Big Apple just no longer seems welcoming to a hate-spewing neanderthal like himself. Good riddance.
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Anti-Stop and Frisk Judge Removed from Case, First Test for Probable New NYC Mayor

Anti-Stop and Frisk Judge Removed from Case, First Test for Probable New NYC Mayor
The anti-stop and frisk Judge Shira Scheindlin has been removed from the Stop and Frisk case as the practice is, at least temporarily, back on. It looks as if soon-to-be Mayor Bill de Blasio will have to live up to his word and take down this profiling tactic.
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New Haven's New Mayor is an African-American Female, But Is She Progressive?

New Haven's New Mayor is an African-American Female, But Is She Progressive?
Toni Harp's almost-certain victory next week in the New Haven mayoral race will make history: she will become the first female mayor in the history of the Elm City, and one of only a handful of black female mayors in the country. That should be cause for celebration by everyone. Still, progressives in one of the most progressive cities in one of the most progressive states in America cannot help but be dispirited that, as Harp's electoral "mandate" will be almost completely devoid of progressive priorities.
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Poll Says Labor-Friendly De Blasio a Shoe-In as Next NYC Mayor

Poll Says Labor-Friendly De Blasio a Shoe-In as Next NYC Mayor
A new poll from Quinnipiac University has Democrat Bill de Blasio leading his rivals for the New York City mayor spot by high double digits. The next closest contender Joe Lhota trails de Blasio by 50 points.
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Bridge and Tunnel Proud: Lessons NJ Can Take from Eventual NYC Mayor de Blasio

Bridge and Tunnel Proud: Lessons NJ Can Take from Eventual NYC Mayor de Blasio
Yesterday, unapologetically liberal candidate Bill de Blasio clinched the New York City Mayoral primary and will likely go on to win the general election. If you had told the pundits six weeks ago that Bill de Blasio wouldn’t just win the primary but hit the magic 40 percent necessary to avoid a runoff, most would have laughed in your face. It’s a major win, and it has real implications for progressive activists on both sides of the Hudson.
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NYC's Elites 'Offended' By Future Mayor's Tax Plan

NYC's Elites 'Offended' By Future Mayor's Tax Plan
The wealthiest people in Manhattan are "offended" by Bill de Blasio's tax plan.
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Bill de Blasio and the Future of Progressives in New York City

Bill de Blasio and the Future of Progressives in New York City
A listener from PA calls in and we discuss what Bill de Blasio becoming Mayor of New York City could mean for true progressives across the country.
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de Blasio Wins Democratic Primary, Might Need Run-Off Before NYC's Mayoral General Election

de Blasio Wins Democratic Primary, Might Need Run-Off Before NYC's Mayoral General Election
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who ran an upstart campaign pledging to fight New York City's economic inequality, emerged as the surprising top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks — and another electoral fight — before becoming his party's nominee.
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Jonathan Lemire
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