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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

On Homeless Fight, State Says to City: 'Next Year'

Monday, March 24, 2014

WNYC

The mayor wants to use rent subsidies to fight homelessness, but Gov. Cuomo says better luck next year.

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This Week in Politics: de Blasio, Christie, Samson Feel the Heat

Saturday, March 22, 2014

WNYC

The first Bridgegate question — and calls for Port Authority Chair David Samson to resign. This Week in Politics breaks it down.

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De Blasio Taps Experienced Planner for Parks

Friday, March 21, 2014

Mitchell Silver is currently based in Raleigh — but he has a long NYC history.

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De Blasio Signs Paid Sick Leave Bill in Brooklyn

Thursday, March 20, 2014

WNYC

In a break with tradition, Mayor de Blasio signed his first bill into law miles away from City Hall.

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Liu Sues Campaign Finance Board

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WNYC

The failed mayoral candidate says the CFB's decision to withhold millions in matching funds was unconstitutional.

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De Blasio Pledges 'Reform' With 4 New Criminal Justice Picks

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

WNYC

Department of Correction appointee Joseph Ponte comes to the city from Maine where he built a reputation as a reformer.

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De Blasio Inches Towards Pre-K Compromise

Monday, March 10, 2014

WNYC

Says 'Alternative' Would Be OK, As Long As It Gets The Job Done

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Local News Round Up: Carriages, Pre-K Funding, TLC

Monday, March 10, 2014

Brigid Bergin, City hall and politics reporter at WNYC, and Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, round up the local city news - from universal pre-k and the charter school debate to the mayor's relationship with Governor Cuomo and other news out of Albany.

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This Week in Politics: Slugging It Out in Albany

Saturday, March 08, 2014

WNYC

Cuomo and de Blasio slug it out in Albany over who cares more about education.

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Can De Blasio Govern From the Grassroots?

Friday, March 07, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio says he governs with single-minded focus, as in the fight over pre-k. But his critics call it a lack of vision.

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This Week in Politics: Is Christie Getting his Mojo Back?

Saturday, March 01, 2014

This Week in Politics: Christie's up, and De Blasio gets his first major bill passed.

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A Rematch for Historic Uptown Seat

Thursday, February 27, 2014

WNYC

It's on: Democrat vs. Democrat in the hottest congressional race in the city.

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Obama Builds on Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WNYC

President Obama plans to draw from one of Mayor Bloomberg's signature initiatives to ensure young men of color have access to more economic opportunity.

The former mayor will be at the White House Thursday when Obama makes the official announcement.

The new national program is based on Bloomberg's Young Men's ...

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The Path to Labor Peace: De Blasio's Challenge

Monday, February 24, 2014

WNYC

To get a labor deal, Mayor Bill De Blasio also has to negotiate his way through a process that requires separate talks on wages, health care and retirement benefits. Oh, and on that last one, the pensions? He doesn't even have a seat at the table.

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#Speedgate Hangs Over Murky LICH Deal

Friday, February 21, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio is hailing a deal to keep Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital open. But that deal is no guarantee. Meanwhile, the press just wants to know about the speeding.

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This Week In Politics: An Unexpected Storm

Saturday, February 15, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio was surprised by the cold this week. His pre-k plan is getting an icy push back from Governor Cuomo, reporters are grilling him at length, his Schools Chancellor is being mocked for saying "it's a beautiful day" in the middle of a sleet storm, and even ...

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'Murky Waters' Cloud De Blasio’s First Budget Address

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WNYC

Labor contracts, pre-k funding, and a rainy day reserve are some of the x-factors in the mayor's spending plan.

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Recapping Bill de Blasio's First State of the City Speech

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In his first State of the City speech yesterday, Bill de Blasio reprised his "Tale of Two Cities" theme, while pushing for new plans to raise the minimum wage, issue new ID cards (including to undocumented immigrants), and more. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Capital New York reporter Sally Goldenberg break down the politics and policy of the speech, and then Juan Manuel Benitez, NY1 Noticias reporter and host of Pura Politica, discusses Mayor de Blasio's new ID program.

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In de Blasio Speech, All About Inequality

Monday, February 10, 2014

In his first State of the City speech, the mayor reiterated his campaign themes, proposing better wages, more affordable housing, and universal pre-k.

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Meet the Man Tasked With Solving Affordable Housing

Friday, February 07, 2014

WNYC

Asserting that his administration will take an "entirely different approach" to city planning, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Carl Weisbrod as New York City Planning Commissioner.

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