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NY Attorney General as Special Prosecutor Oversees Police

July 31, 2015
By Stephanie West


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday July 29th, held a briefing to legislators and community leaders on Executive Order No. 147, which appoints the New York State Attorney General as a special prosecutor in matters relating to the deaths of unarmed civilians caused by law enforcement officers. The order also allows the special prosecutor to review cases where there is a question whether the civilian was armed and dangerous at the time of his or her death.

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Christie's Shutdown of the Hudson Tunnel Project Makes Him Unfit to be President

July 27, 2015
By Larry Cary

I can't believe that Governor Chris Christie is claiming that if elected President he would revive the Hudson River tunnel project he scuttled during his first term as governor.  That project was sorely needed at the time and for future development of New Jersey and New York City's economy.   

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Judge Rules Against Chicago Pension Cuts

July 28, 2015
Compiled By Steve Wishnia And Neal Tepel

AFSCME has won an important ruling in Chicago.

Chicago’s reducing cost-of-living increases for city workers’ pensions violates the Illinois state constitution, a Cook County judge ruled July 24. 

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Bronx Democrats Endorse Hillary Clinton

July 27, 2015
By Stephanie West


Bronx, NY - The Bronx Democratic County Committee (BDCC), chaired by Assembly Member Marcos A. Crespo, announced its endorsement of Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the campaign race for the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination.

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AFL-CIO Eyes Delaying Presidential Endorsement

July 28, 2015
Compiled By Steve Wishnia And Neal Tepel

The AFL-CIO's coveted presidential endorsement is still in question.

The AFL-CIO’s political committee has recommended holding off on endorsing a candidate in the 2016 presidential race. 

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Wisconsin Ends Ban on Seven-Day Workweek

July 22, 2015
Compiled By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Union-busting Scott Walker strikes again.

Since 1927, Wisconsin has had a law requiring employers in manufacturing and retail to give workers at least one 24-hour period off in a calendar week. That ended on July 12, when Governor Scott Walker signed a two-year budget with an amendment that repealed that law.

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