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NYC Council Speaker Wants City To Cover Bail For Poor, Low-Level Defendants

In 2013 — the most recent numbers available — 16,663 defendants couldn’t make bail of $2,000 or less, according to City Council data. And 6,327 people couldn’t make bail of $20 to $500.

04/15/2015

FILE -- New York City Councilman Mark Treyger announces a biking safety bill at a news conference on the steps of City Hall on Nov. 13, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council To Consider Ban On Texting While Biking

Councilman Mark Treyger told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb that he wrote the legislation after witnessing a near disaster in his Brooklyn district.

04/15/2015

A new bill would provide training for city parents who are trying to get back into the workforce. (Credit: CBS2)

Bill Could Provide Boost To City Parents Trying To Re-Enter The Work Force

Parents re-entering the work force may soon get help from New York City. A New bill introduced on Tuesday would provide free job training to parents trying to get back to work.

03/31/2015

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NYC Students Protest Over Facilities, Athletic Opportunities At City Council Hearing

It began when high school students from the Bronx and Upper Manhattan stood up in the front row. They said their schools don’t have the same facilities and opportunities for athletics as mostly white schools.

03/25/2015

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NYC Council Members Make Push For Plastic Bag Legislation

Councilman Brad Lander, D-Brooklyn, said the bill would require retail and grocery stores to charge customers a dime for each single-use plastic bag.

03/24/2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at Baruch College on February 3, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Hammers Out Conservative Budget Amid Fears Of State, Federal Cuts

On Sunday, the de Blasio administration released details from the mayor’s new budget proposal that authorizes an additional $70 million over the next five years to put more paramedics on the streets and dispatchers at call centers.

02/09/2015

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NYC Councilman: Suspend Parking Meters During Snowstorms

Councilman David Greenfield is proposing that the meters not be enforced whenever alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow.

02/02/2015

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NYC Councilmen Propose $500 Property Tax Rebates

The average tax bill in the city is set to increase by $400 to $800, Councilman James Vacca said.

01/21/2015

FILE -- Protester holds up a sign at a press conference held in an effort to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Calls for Renewal Of Sept. 11 Health Bill

City Council introduced a resolution on Wednesday calling on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who grew ill working at ground zero.

01/07/2015

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City Council Approves Ban On Sale Of Rabbits As Pets

The New York City Council voted this week to ban the sale of rabbits as pets.

12/18/2014

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City Council Bill Would Allow New Yorkers To Identify Themselves As Multiracial

Legislation being introduced Tuesday would change dozens of official documents. They’d include applications for public housing and complaint forms with the city’s Commission on Human Rights.

11/25/2014

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Former Policy Analyst Sues NYC Council Over Firing

Artyom Matusov filed a federal lawsuit against the council and its speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, on Wednesday.

11/20/2014

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NYC Councilwoman Margaret Chin Introducing Bill To Measure Noise Pollution

Councilwoman Margaret Chin’s bill would require the city Department of Environmental Protection to install palm-size detectors to collect data on noise pollution.

11/12/2014

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NYC Weighs Easing Birth Certificate Gender Changes

The City Council’s Health Committee has scheduled a hearing Monday on a plan supported by transgender rights advocates.

11/10/2014

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City Council Members Voice Concerns Over Police Chief’s Resignation

Members of the New York City Council gathered at City Hall to voice their concerns over the direction of the NYPD in light of the sudden departure of Chief of Department Philip Banks III.

11/03/2014

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