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Speaking on NY1 last night, Councilman Donovan Richards labeled the 2012 storm that ravaged his Far Rockaway district both a curse and a blessing because the devastation brought needed attention to his corner of Queens. The opportunity coming from
In his first 100 days in office, the mayor has had a clear partner on the other side of City Hall, as the City Council, under Melissa Mark-Viverito, has proven to be a defender and ally, willing to shepherd through key parts of his agenda...The cozy
Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns wants the city to curb the use of electronic cigarettes by minors, a growing, but some say dangerous, trend. Burns had already asked city staff to review legal means to curtail and curb access by minors in Fort
As expected, the City Council approved Wednesday an expansion of the city's paid sick leave law, covering thousands of more New Yorkers, and while the bill means that Bill de Blasio already has a legislative victory, it's one that may come with some
Stories Politicians tried to shower him with hundreds of thousands of dollars like manna from heaven but Mayor de Blasio's favorite minister never filed the paperwork to unlock the golden gates. Bishop Orlando Findlayter, spared a night in jail
It isn't often you get everyone to agree at a City Hall hearing, but when it comes to funding universal pre-k, it was impossible to find anyone against at a hearing Tuesday, as the idea was to present a united front to combat opposition in Albany...
February 10, 2014 California Democrats running for state and congressional offices moved closer to securing coveted state party endorsements at meetings of grassroots officials this weekend. In the Sacramento area, Democratic Assembly candidate Dan
City leaders are mourning the death of Reggie Moore, the Antioch's first African-American city councilman. "It is with deep sadness to announce that Former Antioch City Councilman Reggie Moore passed away this morning due to his battle with cancer,"
Solis raised $518,000 and reported $433,000 cash on hand at the end of December in a filing covering the second half of 2013. She announced last year that she was running to replace outgoing Supervisor Gloria Molina in the 1st District, which covers
Last month Wehrli tried to end retirement benefits for the city council, but he was alone in his efforts. "In my opinion, there's no way you can look at the role of city councilman and find that it's deserving of a lifetime pension," he said. Critics,