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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

'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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In New Role, First Lady Chirlane McCray Has 'Nothing To Hide'

Thursday, February 06, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio joked there was only one applicant who qualified to lead the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City: His wife.

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De Blasio Out of St. Pat's Parade, But City Workers In

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

WNYC

The mayor said he will not stop uniformed city workers from marching in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade despite objections over the event's exclusion of openly gay people.

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Next on De Blasio's Progressive To-Do List: Jobs

Monday, February 03, 2014

WNYC

New York's new mayor has already moved on paid sick leave and stop and frisk. He says the next priority is creating middle class jobs.

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Goes Big For Inauguration

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WNYC

Three weeks after being elected City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito held a formal inauguration in the Bronx Wednesday night and it was no small affair.

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In Albany, a Cuomo-de Blasio Bromance

Monday, January 27, 2014

WNYC

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio might not agree on how to pay for pre-k or the future of LICH. But relax — they're pals!

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Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio, Happy Warrior

Sunday, January 26, 2014

WNYC

“In a lot of ways, Bill de Blasio is 21st century version a ‘happy warrior.' Someone who is fighting for the things that New Yorkers need but doing it with a smile and sometimes a joke,” de Blasio friend and adviser Peter Ragone told WNYC.

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This Week In Politics: The Snowball Effect

Saturday, January 25, 2014

WNYC

Snow created problems on both sides of the Hudson this week: for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was forced to acknowledge that "more could have been done" when it came to snow removal; and for Chris Christie, whose inaugural party had to be cancelled. The Governor delivered his inaugural address even as FBI agents began to investigate a second allegation of abuse of power — this one over a Hoboken development deal and Sandy aid.

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.

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Council Speaker Mark-Viverito Rewards Rival With Top Spot

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WNYC

Check out who got plum committee assignments and the extra dough that could come with them.

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First Lady Chirlane McCray Taps Sharpton Protégé

Monday, January 20, 2014

WNYC

While it's not clear yet what her agenda will be as New York City's first lady, Chirlane McCray perhaps has given a clue in her first staff appointment. She named Rachel Noerdlinger of Al Sharpton's National Action Network as her chief of staff.

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This Week in Politics: The Power Of Mayors

Saturday, January 18, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio pulls off some power plays...and continues to push his everyman image . Meanwhile, across the Hudson, mayors are getting more attention than ever before.  WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin break down this week in politics with New Jersey Public Radio's Sarah Gonzalez.

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In Sign of Progressive Tilt, City to Expand Paid Sick Leave

Friday, January 17, 2014

In his first major legislative announcement, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed expanding paid sick leave to more workers in the city.

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11 Traffic Deaths In 15 Days, de Blasio Vows to Take Action

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Speaking outside a Queens school where an eight-year-old boy was recently struck down by a truck, Bill de Blasio says New York City will take immediate steps to stem traffic fatalities.

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De Blasio Ally Mark-Viverito Elected Council Speaker

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Harlem Democrat was elected unanimously after her main rival withdrew just before the vote.

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Three Things to Expect in Speaker's Race

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

WNYC

Here's what to watch for as the Council picks the city's 2nd most powerful leader.

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An Eye Toward Albany, de Blasio Chooses a Fighter — and a Friend

Monday, January 06, 2014

WNYC

With an eye toward Albany and the battle to pay for universal pre-k, de Blasio tapped a legislative fighter and a Cuomo ally in his latest round of appointments. 

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2014: What's In, What's Out for City Politics

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

WNYC

There's more changing than who's at the helm of City Hall. Here are five things on the 2014 in / out list.

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