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Quiz: What It Takes To Run For New York City Council

Monday, October 23, 2017

First-time candidate Khader El-Yateem lost in the Democratic primary, but there's a lot to learn from how far he got.


New York City Pitches Four Neighborhoods to Host Amazon's HQ2

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The city is making a case for Midtown West, Long Island City, the Brooklyn Tech Triangle and Lower Manhattan as potential homes for Amazon. The city won't, however, offer tax incentives.


Newark Is Making an Economic, and Moral, Case for an Amazon HQ

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gov. Christie, Mayor Baraka, Sen. Booker, the state's legislature AND both gubernatorial candidates are fans of a possible Amazon headquarters in Newark.


GOP Having Second Thoughts About Eliminating State and Local Tax Deductions

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Due largely to widespread complaints from New York and New Jersey, Congressional Republicans are reconsidering a crucial component of their tax overhaul plan.


New Jersey's High Property Taxes Headline Guadagno, Murphy Debate

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno went head to head as candidates Tuesday night in Newark during a gubernatorial debate. 

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WATCH LIVE: New Jersey Gubernatorial Debate

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

See Democratic nominee Phil Murphy take on the state's current Republican lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno.

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WATCH LIVE: New York City Mayoral Debate

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

See Bill de Blasio face off against Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and independent candidate Bo Dietl.

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Ask a New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidate Anything

Thursday, October 05, 2017

If you could ask the gubernatorial hopefuls one thing, what would you ask? Our Voting Block project is collecting your questions for the candidates, and we intend to get answers!

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On a Flight to San Juan, Passengers Seeking to Help Puerto Rico, and Find Loved Ones

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A WNYC reporter joined a humanitarian flight bringing workers and supplies to the island. Many on board, who also hoped to reach loved ones, described the conditions there.


City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito Says Aid to Puerto Rico Is 'Not Enough'

Thursday, September 28, 2017

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, whose mother lives on the island, said aid is arriving "a little too late" given that it was known ahead of time that the storm would hit.


Resources for Contacting, and Aiding, Those in Puerto Rico

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

We've compiled a list of apps and services for communicating with people on the island, who are still largely without power.

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Jets Fans React to Politics at Play on the Field

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Most NFL teams have at least a few players choosing to #TakeTheKnee during the national anthem. But not the Jets. And some of their fans prefer it that way.


In Westwood, NJ, The Left and Right Meet on One Issue: Affordability

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

On a diverse block in Bergen County, concerns over affordability and property taxes are top of mind for voters going into November's gubernatorial election.


At U.N., Trump Threatens 'Total Destruction' of North Korea

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime," President Trump told the U.N. General Assembly, saying the U.S. would, if forced, destroy North Korea to protect itself. 


Corruption Probe Catches Up to Jersey Democrat Who Backed Christie

Thursday, September 14, 2017

In New Jersey, where political corruption can be a way of life, some cases rise above the others.


NYC Primary 2017: Nail-Biter City Council Races and the Díaz Dynasty

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

While the mayor won his primary by a wide margin, several City Council races came down to a couple hundred votes, and affidavits or absentee ballots could still make a difference.


De Blasio Wins Mayoral Primary by Wide Margin

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Eric Gonzalez wins Brooklyn D.A. contest; Incumbents Helen Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca and Laurie Cumbo clinch nomination for another term in City Council; Monserrate loses bid.

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Watch Live: The Final Democratic Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and former City Councilman Sal Albanese face off in the second and final debate before the Democratic primary in the race for mayor.


Local Reps Head Back to Washington With Eyes on DACA, Tax Reform

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

New York and New Jersey, where property taxes are among the highest in the nation, will be paying particular attention to any attempts to eliminate deductions for state taxes.


The City That Never Sleeps Will Get a "Night Mayor"

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The New York City Council has passed a bill to establish an "Office of Nightlife." 

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