New York City Council

Commuters board MTA bus. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Proposed Legislation Would Require Tax Benefits For Some Mass Transit Users

Advocates are praising the New York City Council’s passage of a bill that would require businesses with 20 or more full-time employees to offer federal tax benefits for mass transit users.

10/08/2014

Undocumented children wait to speak during a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Young Migrants To NYC To Receive Legal Help

The Council announced Tuesday that it is earmarking $1 million for legal representation and other services for the minors.

09/23/2014

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New York City Council Introduces Package Of Bills To Fight Climate Change

The New York City Council on Friday proposed a package of bills intended to battle climate change by slashing greenhouse emissions, shrinking the carbon footprint of city operations, and cutting the number of cars on the road.

09/19/2014

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Proposed Bill Would Ban Credit Checks In Hiring, Firing

The bill’s chief sponsor, Councilman Brad Lander, said Friday that job seekers should be judged by their qualifications, not by whether they have enough money to pay their bills.

09/12/2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Credit: Getty Images)

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Tweets HPV Low Grade Dysplasia, ‘#Whew’

Mark-Viverito, 45, took to Twitter Sunday to disclose she has the common sexually transmitted disease, which can lead to cancer.

08/22/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Passes Bill That Would Require Reports On Rikers Island Solitary Confinement

The New York City Council has passed a bill that would force correction officials to regularly publish information about Rikers Island inmates in solitary confinement.

08/21/2014

FILE -- This gun was used in an Upper East Side pharmacy robbery in May 2014, police said. (credit: NYPD)

City Council Bill Would Make Gun Offender Registry Public

The bill would also allow people to sign up for monthly emails to update them when gun offenders move into your neighborhood, officials said.

08/21/2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Credit: Getty Images)

Melissa Mark-Viverito Admits To Worrying About Biopsy Results Following HPV Diagnosis

Mark-Viverito, 45, announced Sunday on Twitter that she has the common sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cancer.

08/19/2014

Stan Brooks, 1010 WINS from August 2012 New York Daily News Article( Photo by Craig Warga/New York Daily News)

Manhattan Street Corner To Be Renamed Stan Brooks Way

Brooks, the late, legendary 1010 WINS reporter, and his wife, Lynn, lived at Manhattan Plaza at 43rd and 10th after their three sons grew up.

06/26/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito celebrate the city budget deal on Thursday, June 19. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mayor Bill De Blasio, City Council Agree On $75 Billion Budget Plan

New York City lawmakers have agreed on a $75 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

06/19/2014

Public Advocate Letitia James' bill would require New  York City college to report stats on sexual assault every month. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NYC Council Bill Takes Aim At Campus Sexual Assaults

Public Advocate Letitia James is proposing a bill that would require colleges to coordinate with the local rape crisis centers and the NYPD and force them to release sex assaults stats to the public every month.

05/12/2014

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NYC Councilman On Charter Schools: ‘A Sort Of Educational Apartheid’

Education committee chairman Danny Dromm wore a bright orange t-shirt similar to the ones used to isolate students being disciplined at Coney Island Prep charter school during Tuesday’s hearing.

05/06/2014

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AAA Opposes City Taking Over Control Of Its Red Light Cameras

“If the city were to take over the program, that it would mean lots of tickets going to drivers that perhaps don’t deserve them and the erosion of credibility,” AAA New York’s Robert Sinclair, Jr. said.

05/01/2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Credit: Getty Images)

New York City Council Reforms Rules For Discretionary Spending

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has voluntarily given up her authority to decide how a large chunk of the council’s discretionary funding is distributed.

04/29/2014

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1,000 Additional Police Officers Included In City Council Budget Proposal

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito revealed the proposal on Wednesday.

04/23/2014

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