In this newsletter: budgets (not the sexiest topic but very important when thinking about Donald Trump’s impact), misbehaving cops, and more!
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New York is in the midst of budget season. By the end of the week, the state government should have decided upon spending plans for the year and New York City will follow with its budget in June. But the New Yorker in the White House is already threatening to foil Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s best-laid plans.
Quick Hits from Across New York
- Current and former Republican State Senators indicted for election law fraud. Where's Cuomo and does this help the cause of reform at all?
- Celebrity detective Bo Dietl is running for NYC Mayor. Does his campaign matter? (No).
- Who created modern New York? A lot of the blame or credit can be laid at the feet of one man, Robert Moses. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants a comparable legacy, in part by replacing the Robert Moses-built Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx. Read the New York Times' exploration of "Why Robert Moses Keeps Rising From an Unquiet Grave" and see why the Sheridan is an archetypal Moses project.
- What's going on for homeless New Yorkers? This New York magazine investigation explores the lives of eight homeless people. Many of them work but still can't afford rent in New York City.
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