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City Council

City Council prepares legal action against Adams | #citycouncil

The City Council is expected to take a significant vote Thursday, setting itself up for another battle against the Adams administration. This time, it is over the administration’s failure to expand the housing voucher program.  The vote will be on a resolution to “authorize the Speaker to commence legal action on behalf of the New […]

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Alaska

Bill would adjust Medicare reimbursements for Hawaii, Alaska | #alaska | #politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz, both D-Hawaii, have co-introduced legislation seeking to raise the amount that hospitals in Hawaii and Alaska can be reimbursed by Medicare for outpatient care for enrolled seniors. The measure was co-introduced with Alaska Sens. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski, both Republicans. What You Need To Know […]

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City Council

City Council set to vote on overriding two of mayor’s vetoes | #citycouncil

The stage is set for the City Council to vote on whether to override Mayor Eric Adam’s veto of legislation knowns as the “How Many Stops Act” and a ban on solitary confinement in city jails. Adams made his rounds on local news programs Wednesday morning, continuing his campaign against both bills, which he believes […]

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Alaska

Alaska judge to preside over upcoming Hawaii bribery trial | #alaska | #politics

HONOLULU — A U.S. judge in Alaska will preside over an upcoming bribery trial in Hawaii against Honolulu’s former top prosecutor after a judge suddenly recused himself. U.S. Senior District Judge Timothy Burgess will temporarily serve as a judge in the Hawaii district in the case against former Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro, according to […]

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Mayor

Housing advocate raises concerns over mayor’s proposals

Mayor Eric Adams outlined ambitious housing goals in his State of the City address Wednesday, but the head of Citizens Housing and Planning Council emphasized the crucial role of Albany lawmakers in making the proposals a reality. During an appearance on “Mornings On 1” Thursday, the council executive director Howard Slatkin expressed reservations about the […]

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Mayor

State of the City: Mayor Adams’ big exam

Halfway through his term in office, Mayor Eric Adams delivered his annual State of the City address, detailing proposals covering everything from the ongoing migrant crisis to public safety to housing and the economy. He also said Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan has declared social media a public health threat. Joining NY1’s Errol Louis to talk […]

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Mayor

Mayor’s chief of staff discusses State of the City address

Mayor Eric Adams delivered his State of the City address on Wednesday. He focused on initiatives like shutting down illegal smoke shops, targeting social media companies to protect youth mental health and creating jobs in the clean energy sector. The mayor also detailed his plan to build 12,000 affordable housing units this year and to […]

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City Council

City Council speaker wants 60-day shelter limit to end | #citycouncil

Weeks after migrant families were evicted from a city shelter as part of a new policy, City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams rallied with faith and community leaders Monday against the move, calling it harsh and unfair. “I urge the mayor to abandon this counterproductive and cruel, cruel tactic,” she said during the rally. Speaker Adams called […]

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City Council

Austin City Council approves contracts to run 2 shelters | #citycouncil

AUSTIN, Texas — During its regularly-scheduled meeting Thursday, Austin City Council unanimously approved two multimillion dollar contracts for two area nonprofits to run the city’s Northbridge and Southbridge shelters, which help to house people residing in encampments. What You Need To Know During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, Austin City Council unanimously approved two multimillion […]

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City Council

Hiring of Art Acevedo sparks controversy among City Council | #citycouncil

AUSTIN, Texas — After it was announced that former Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo would be returning to city leadership, some Austin City Council members took to social media to react to the news.  What You Need To Know According to Interim City Manager Jesús Garza, Art Acevedo will work as an interim assistant city […]

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