Quinn will be a part-time staffer until mid-April, when she’s expected to wrap up her position as a resident fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.
The mayor is calling for businesses with five or more employees to provide five sick days, which would help more than 300,000 additional New Yorkers.
Christine Quinn said she was honored and proud to serve the council as speaker for eight years. Thursday was the final City Council meeting of the year and Quinn will no longer serve beginning in 2014.
It’s the latest effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to target the cigarette industry. New York would become the first major city to raise the age for buying cigarettes.
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he is committed to immigration reform, regardless of whether the laws change in Washington.
Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota took jabs, raised their voices and frequently talked over each other at their second debate Tuesday, with de Blasio repeatedly accusing Lhota of “fearmongering,” and Lhota accusing de Blasio of failing to keep promises and being soft on crime.
“I know many New Yorkers and many Council Members would enthusiastically support renaming River Avenue in his honor,” Quinn said in a statement, according to the New York Post.
Bill de Blasio became the undisputed Democratic nominee Monday after primary runner-up Bill Thompson withdrew from the race.
There has been a stunning development in the race for New York City mayor. Tens of thousands of ballots have yet to be counted, leaving open the possibility that there could be a runoff to pick a Democratic Party nominee.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio emerged as the top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks and another electoral fight before becoming his party’s nominee.
The Democratic front-runner, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, is hoping to eclipse the 40 percent mark that would avoid a runoff.
The mayoral candidates both Democratic and Republican have been casting their votes Tuesday, but you will not see Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a voting booth.
To avoid an Oct. 1 runoff, a candidate needs more than 40 percent in Tuesday’s primary.
Kelly said none of the candidates have requested a terrorism briefing from the police department. He said the public should be asking whether or not candidates understand the threat to New York City.
After vowing to stay out of the mayoral race, Gov. Andrew Cuomo rushed to the defense of Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio Sunday.