City Embattled over Education Budget Cuts
No. 280 | Monday, July 25
Parents and teachers filed a lawsuit against the City over the school budget cuts, claiming that City officials failed to follow proper protocols. Meanwhile, the City Council is attempting to renegotiate the budget cuts with Mayor Eric Adams, who is insisting that the Council commit to cuts in the future in order to restore funding this year.
State judicial candidates have used a loophole to get around New York’s rules of judicial conduct in order to give thousands of dollars to the Democratic Party machine that also nominates people for Supreme Court seats.
The State-run Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s Board of Directors approved a plan that went against city zoning rules to build a tower at the World Trade Center site. While they are sticking with the proposed 25% affordable housing units, local housing activists and Congressional candidates are pushing for 100% affordability.
A bill that would stop nonprofit hospitals from suing patients for their wages awaits Governor Kathy Hochul’s signature.
Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams have reached an agreement to fund Penn Station’s revitalization; the deal is primarily funded through government money but it also includes a controversial scheme to grant property developers tax breaks in exchange for payments to help fund the project.
Federal safety officials are investigating the death of a worker who died in an Amazon warehouse on Prime Day.
The New York City Law Department will appeal a judge’s decision invalidating the City’s law extending voting rights to some noncitizens.
After several shark sightings, some New York beaches, including Rockaway Beach, have temporarily closed.
In State Senate District 59, Elizabeth Crowley has significantly outraised DSA-endorsed Kristen Gonzalez with over $500,000, over $80,000 of which comes from registered Republicans. The majority of Nomiki Konst’s donations come from out of state. Gonzalez has the smallest average donation size by over $100.
Bill de Blasio dropped out of the race for New York’s 10th Congressional District.
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