Last week, Colorado lawmakers approved legislation to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants — making the Western state the fourth in the Union to approve such legislation. New York should become the fifth. Before this legislative session ends in June, Albany should pass a law enabling undocumented immigrants to secure a license. But we ought not wait for the state to act. Because New York City administers so many services vital to immigrant communities that require photo ID — libraries, rec centers, social assistance programs — we should develop our own municipal ID that opens all those doors as well. Now.Read More
Leo Hindery Jr., of InterMedia Partners, would back mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio's plan to tax the top 1% of earners a little bit more.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is calling for the “outright ban of the controversial spending system” after the arrests of several lawmakers.Read More
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Both my children have attended NYC public schools. My daughter, now a college freshman, went to Beacon High School and my son is a sophomore at a Brooklyn high school
Politicos across the city are abuzz with excitement over The New York Times‘ front-page profile of Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s “surprisingly volatile” temperament, but one of her top rivals in the mayoral race, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, isn’t piling on. Indeed, when asked about the article today, Mr. de Blasio simply urged Ms. Quinn to put her forceful personality behind paid sick day legislation in the City Council.Read More
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that what he called the overuse of stop-and-frisk should show that “the inspector general is an idea whose time has come in New York City.”
“I think if we had an inspector general at the NYPD with the independent power of oversight I don’t think we would’ve let stop-and-frisk get out of control the way it has,” de Blasio told 1010 WINS. “I think there would’ve been some real accountability and there would’ve been some checks and balances.”
“The feeling people I talk to have is that Bill de Blasio is the right choice for Mayor, because of his history of results and responsiveness to the community”, said Ari Noe, a de Blasio supporter and community activist. “This morning, we heard Bill articulate his vision for the city, and I saw people nodding their heads vigorously. The Jewish community has a true friend in Bill de Blasio, and I am excited for his candidacy”.Read More
“For the rest of the country, Newtown changed everything. But for these financial firms, Newtown was just another opportunity to profit—and our communities are paying the price,” said New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. “We won’t let business-as-usual prevail. We will force the issue through a national divestment campaign that changes the gun industry’s dangerous practices for good.”Read More
“The shortage of high-quality, full-time Pre-K seats is hurting thousands of families in every borough,” de Blasio said in a statement. “We can’t continue to be a city where only a fraction of our kids has access to early education, and where working parents have to role the dice every year and hope they’re lucky enough to secure a seat.”Read More