New YorkQuick Hits

Where’s your money going?

The Albany Times Union is doing some great investigative work into state government. Teaming up with the Investigative Post, ProPublica, and the Daily News they dug into the "State of Subsidies": how New York spends billions on subsidies for businesses with very little return. This weekend, they revealed how state legislators spend millions of taxpayer dollars on…

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
AnalysisNew York City

A sensitive topic exposes how politics really works

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is approaching a public health issue in the New York Orthodox Jewish community very sensitively. It's a demonstration of how politics sometimes requires almost surgical movement to balance competing demands, especially in an election year. Jews circumcise eight-day-old baby boys and some Orthodox Jewish communities hold by a practice called metzitzah b’peh…

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The NYPD is under fire.
New York City

Trouble for the NYPD

The New York City Police Department had a string of bad news stories over the past week. They settled a court case over illegal Muslim surveillance, paying millions in the process. A leaker revealed the disciplinary records of the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, giving the police department another black eye. And…

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Quick HitsWestern New York

News from Western New York

Ok, this is absurd ... Trump’s refugee and travel ban plans have thrust an immigration focal point to emerge in … Champlain, New York? Yep. People are illegally crossing the border into Canada near Champlain in the North Country to escape persecution here in the United States, according to this story by Rick Rojas in…

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