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GOP Steals Adams’ Migrant Rhetoric + A City Council General Election Preview
No. 341 | Monday, September 25, 2023
The NYC Thorn is a weekly roundup of local political news compiled by members of NYC-DSA.
Congressional Republicans used a recent Mayor Adams' speech about the migrant influx as key evidence to attack what they called Biden's "open border" policy in a recent Congressional hearing.
Timely processing rates for SNAP and cash assistance requests under the Adams administration have collapsed, falling from over 90% in 2021 to under 40% for cash assistance and under 30% for SNAP requests.
Comptroller Brad Lander has announced an audit of the Adams administration's $432 million no-bid migrant services contract with DocGo, a medical services company whose CEO abruptly resigned after fabricating his resume.
Multiple City Council Members accused the Adams Administration of telling City contractors to skip an Oversight hearing.
A group of district leaders in Manhattan is pushing a rule to prohibit party leaders from working as lobbyists in an effort to oust Manhattan Democratic Party Leader, Assembly Member Keith Wright.
Journalists at local nonprofit newsroom The City were forced to take pay cuts after much of the site's philanthropic support has dried up.
Could support from organized labor be the key to solving New York's housing impasse? Governor Kathy Hochul has either not considered or failed to get labor unions onboard partly through her failure to support Good Cause Eviction as part of the deal.
City and State outlined several city council races that may be competitive between Republicans and Democrats in the November general election.
Empire State Voices, a new Democrat-aligned nonprofit with unknown funding sources, is running early ads targeting Representative Anthony D’Esposito (R-Uniondale), a Republican in a swing district.
Eric Adams' 2021 mayoral campaign ignored multiple inquiries from the Campaign Finance Board about as many as 600 donor irregularities, including from some who are now under official indictment.
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