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Mayor Eric Adams’ nuclear option would save NYC billions in retiree healthcare costs

New York City is needlessly losing $50 million a month meeting its obligation to cover retired municipal workers’ health-care costs; most unions are on board with a plan that would save that cash while giving each retiree options. But because the City Council refuses to allow it, City Hall has no choice but to unilaterally […]

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Fake outrage over City Council’s ‘tiny’ school budget cut may spark bad precedents | #citycouncil

With school enrollment plummeting and the city needing to conserve cash for future deficits, Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council nodded at fiscal responsibility last month, slightly paring back education spending. Now this tiny cut is causing chaos. You’ve got to wonder: If the city can’t achieve this modest trim, what will happen when […]

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The New York City Council failed to pass a bill. What happened? | #citycouncil

A bill came up for a vote before the full New York City Council on Thursday and didn’t pass. How the hell did that happen? Bills always pass the council – Politico New York reported that it was probably in the ’90s the last time a bill didn’t pass, thanks to a strong speaker position […]

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