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Congressman"s dream job complicates City Council speaker"s race

The City Council speakership isn't the only leadership perch the Queens Democratic boss has on his mind. Rep. Joseph Crowley—now the chairman of the minority Democratic delegation, which is... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 15th, 2017

City Council members of yesteryear to convene again

Some 50 former members of the City Council will descend on their old haunt after the current edition meets Thursday, Crain's has learned. An invitation from Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's office... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 14th, 2017

Teachers union ally bashes council speaker candidates over charter ties

A teachers union-backed advocacy group is trying to derail two contenders for City Council speaker because they accepted campaign contributions from charter school interests. The Alliance for... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 6th, 2017

Congestion pricing, retail rent reform backed by speaker candidates

All eight candidates for City Council speaker cheered plans to charge vehicles entering the Manhattan business district and to keep commercial landlords from jacking up rents. Their comments, at a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 2nd, 2017

Council speaker candidates vow to get tougher with the mayor

The eight city councilmen running to succeed Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito vowed to further democratize the body—and some said they would be tougher with the mayor. The speaker... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 1st, 2017

Crooked de Blasio donor also gave to congressman, council speaker candidate and Trump

The deep-pocketed felon who testified Thursday about how his cash bought him access to Mayor Bill de Blasio has spread his wealth around to only a few other political players—but they include a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 28th, 2017

Controversial project fractures Manhattan council race

The fate of a vacant former school auctioned off two decades ago has divided the Democrats seeking an open City Council seat in Manhattan. In 1998, the Giuliani administration sold the almost... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 11th, 2017

​Who’s leading the money race in the election for Cincinnati City Council?

A familiar face leads a large field of Cincinnati City Council contenders when it comes to who’s raised the most money for the Nov. 7 election......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 17th, 2017

Council approves $85 billion in spending with nary a peep

The City Council approved an early $85.2 billion budget for its 2018 fiscal year Tuesday, the last under term-limited Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. The council added funding for summer jobs and a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 6th, 2017

Here"s how a feisty St. Pete activist could turn the city"s mayoral race into an expensive endeavor

St. Petersburg activist Theresa “Momma Tee” Lassiter is running for mayor, records filed at City Hall last week show. Lassiter has long been the most well-known gadfly at City Council meetings known for holding elected officials accountable for th.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 5th, 2017

Hundreds protest proposed federal funding cuts for the arts

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer held a rally today outside City Hall that was attended by hundreds protesting President Donald Trump’s proposed... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 3rd, 2017

City must keep promise to reduce small-business fines

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently announced commonsense measures to help small businesses comply with the myriad of local laws that they might not understand. Tucked in the middle... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 10th, 2017

2001 Cincinnati riots take the stage in 2017 mayor’s race

One of the pivotal events in Cincinnati’s recent history and Mayor John Cranley’s role in it continue to roil the city’s mayor’s race. Cranley called Wednesday to rebut the idea that the City Council committee meeting he presided over on A.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 2nd, 2017

Mark-Viverito to Albany: Use special session to protect immigrants

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito wants Albany leaders to pass statewide protections from deportation for immigrants if elected officials convene a proposed special session before Jan. 1,... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 26th, 2016

Mark-Viverito to Albany: use special session to protect immigrants

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito wants Albany leaders to pass statewide protections from deportation for immigrants if elected officials convene a proposed special session before Jan. 1,... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 22nd, 2016

Council will examine construction deaths issue

Following the deaths of two construction workers last month, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and 17 members called for reforms to the city’s approach to construction... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 5th, 2016

Former City Council speaker announces plans for two Brooklyn shelters

Former  City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who currently heads the social-services nonprofit Women in Need, laid out plans on Thursday for two new full-service shelters for homeless families... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 10th, 2016

Quinn criticizes de Blasio"s housing plan

Nonprofit executive and former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn went after Mayor Bill de Blasio on his signature effort Thursday, arguing that his housing plan is not the answer to her homeless... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 20th, 2016

Prompted by Trump tape, council speaker reveals she was molested as a child

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke openly Thursday about sexual abuse she suffered as a child, prompted by a video released last week in which presidential candidate Donald Trump says... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 13th, 2016

Council narrowly approves long-term Flint water deal

The Flint City Council has narrowly approved a 30-year agreement to get drinking water from a regional agency, bringing to end one battle among many in the Michigan city still recovering from a lead-tainted water crisis......»»

Category: topSource: foxnews5 hr. 5 min. ago

Local pols shop for solutions to retail"s crisis

Retail rents may be on the decline, but they are still too high for many independently owned businesses. That has provoked a number of ideas from the City Council. Few have passed, though, and one... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyork10 hr. 34 min. ago