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Mayor Eric Adams defends latest round of budget cuts

To hear Mayor Eric Adams tell it, there is a gathering fiscal storm — and the city must prepare. “Everyone has stated we’re about to be hit with a tsunami,” Adams said Tuesday. On Monday, Adams directed city agencies to make budget cuts for the third time since taking office. Half of all vacant positions […]

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Mayor says Cincinnati is on the right track ahead of address

CINCINNATI – In the early days of January, Aftab Pureval stood on the stage at Washington Square Park and promised to unlock Cincinnati’s potential. Now, 11 months into his first year as mayor, Pureval believes transformation is well underway and plans highlight that work and his vision for the next three years in his first […]

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Alaska

Native child welfare law faces major Supreme Court challenge | #alaska | #politics

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday on the most significant challenge to a law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children. The outcome could undercut the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act, which was enacted in response to the alarming […]

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Alabama

Ohio seeks to become latest state to ban noncitizen voting | #elections | #alabama

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republicans in Ohio are promoting a measure on the Nov. 8 ballot that would prohibit noncitizens from voting in local elections, fighting back at what they see as a push for such access in liberal enclaves such as San Francisco and New York City. What You Need To Know Republicans in Ohio are […]

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Mayor seeks to boost controversial project in Queens

Mayor Eric Adams was in an industrial pocket of Astoria on Monday. It falls within the footprint of the Innovation QNS project, a mammoth, $2 billion mixed-use development proposed for the area. What You Need To Know On Monday, Mayor Eric Adams toured the proposed site of the Innovation QNS project with community leaders who […]

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City Council

Path forward for city council after leaked recording scandal | #citycouncil

LOS ANGELES — The regularly scheduled Los Angeles City Council meetings did not happen last week as reverberations of racist remarks in a leaked recorded conversation continued to shake Angelenos to their core.  What You Need To Know Both Los Angeles City Council meetings this week have been delayed or adjourned because of vocal protests […]

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City Council

Latest City Council map has its winners and losers | #citycouncil

All 51 City Council members are up for re-election next year, but their council districts will be reconfigured under the once-a-decade process known as redistricting. The process has not been kind to Brooklyn Councilman Ari Kagan. His council district is carved into pieces in the latest proposed map, with his current constituents redistributed among five […]

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Mayor Eric Adams talks migrant crisis, housing plans

The wave of migrants being bused to the city from Texas and Florida has pushed the shelter system to its breaking point. The Adams administration recently announced it will moved a planned emergency relief tent from Orchard Beach to Randall’s Island. Mayor Eric Adams joined Errol for the first time since taking office, to discuss […]

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Here are the four candidates vying for mayor of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Four candidates have thrown their hats in the ring to replace former embattled mayor Harry Sidhu as Mayor of Anaheim. Former city council member Lori Galloway, current council member Trevor O’Neill, former federal prosecutor Ashleigh Aitken and water systems operator Dick Lopez are all running for the head of one of Orange […]

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Mayor moves asylum seeker camp to Randall’s Island

A tent camp planned for Orchard Beach that was intended to house asylum seekers is being moved to Randall’s Island, the mayor announced Monday night. The move came after mounting concerns that the Orchard Beach parking lot was susceptible to flooding. “Following this weekend’s storms, New York City Emergency Management determined that, while we would […]

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