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Nassau County Improves Living Wage Regulations
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Nassau County Improves Living Wage Regulations

Mineola, Long Island – Nassau County has upgraded their living wage laws to prevent vendors and businesses from bypassing  County labor regulations. “Nassau is taking action to help working-class families and hold accountable the companies we do business with,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “The loophole we closed allowed companies to appear smaller than…

President Must Stop Using Census as political pawn
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

President Must Stop Using Census as political pawn

“Despite the Supreme Court’s decision to block the inclusion of a citizen question on the U.S. census, President Trump will not drop his bid to include this discriminatory question that would jeopardize the accuracy and legitimacy of census data. “To issue an executive order, which would likely be similarly struck down, or print an addendum would be…

NYCHA Wasted Millions Putting Residents’ Health at Risk
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYCHA Wasted Millions Putting Residents’ Health at Risk

NEW YORK, NY — The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) wasted millions on roof repairs and failed to perform basic oversight and preventive maintenance of roofs, putting the health and safety of thousands of NYCHA residents at risk. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s auditors inspected 35 roofs—all replaced since Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 and…

Federal Immigration Plan Forces 5,000 NYC Children From Their Homes
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Federal Immigration Plan Forces 5,000 NYC Children From Their Homes

NEW YORK, NY – The proposed federal rule change regarding undocumented immigrants would impact thousands of New Yorkers that presently depend on federally-assisted housing.  The governments plan affects housing agencies across the country by eliminating their ability to serve families with mixed immigration status. This includes families where at least one person in the household…

The AFT Files Lawsuit – Student Loan Program Mismanaged
Education, Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

The AFT Files Lawsuit – Student Loan Program Mismanaged

Washington, DC – The AFT has filed a lawsuit regarding mismanagement and  sabotage of the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. PSLF enables qualifying public service workers like AFT members—teachers, college faculty and staff, health professionals, and other public sector workers—to discharge the balance on their student loans after 10 years. But the program has…

MTA Not Addressing Homelessness
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

MTA Not Addressing Homelessness

NEW YORK, NY – The number of homeless men and woman on trains and live at bothboth Penn Station and Grand Central continue to increase.  “Straphangers and commuters can see firsthand that homelessness is a growing problem in the transit system, but the MTA is not doing enough to oversee its own outreach program,” said…

Wind Energy Expands on Long Island
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Wind Energy Expands on Long Island

Long Island, NY ­- Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. This is now the most comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation in the country and expected to produce 1,600 jobs. The legislation mandates that at least 70 percent of New York’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources such as…

Federal Immigration Plan  Forces 5,000 NYC Children From Their Homes
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Federal Immigration Plan Forces 5,000 NYC Children From Their Homes

NEW YORK – The proposed federal rule change regarding undocumented immigrants would impact thousands of New Yorkers that presently depend on federally-assisted housing.  The governments plan affects housing agencies across the country by eliminating their ability to serve families with mixed immigration status. This includes families where at least one person in the household is…

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