Raises and Hikes

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Monday, April 23, 2012

A proposed minimum wage raise is making its way through the New York state legislature. Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute and Paul Sonn of the National Employment Law Project debate the plan. Plus, a discussion about the demographic groups being targeted as the 2012 race heats up - from non-college educated women to latinos to voters under 30; and Brooklynite Tracy K. Smith has just won the 2012 Pultizer Prize for poetry.

Open Phones: Young, Healthy and Uninsured

The "individual mandate" in President Obama's health-care reform targets the young, healthy and uninsured. Young people, what do you make of the mandate, and how does it affect the way you assess Obama in this election year? Post here or call 212-433-9692 at 10:20!

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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Rent Control Case

The Supreme Court announced this morning that they will not hear the case of Harmon vs. Kimmel, which sought to question the constitutionality of New York City's rent control laws. Andrew Scherer, professor of Planning Law at Columbia University, discusses what this means for the future of New York City housing.

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