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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Council's Budget

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Queens City Council member Julissa Ferreras gave the official response to the mayor's budget from the City Council -- she discusses where they agree and where they don't.

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WNYC News

Council Renews Call for 1,000 More Officers

Monday, April 13, 2015

WNYC
In its response to the mayor's preliminary budget for fiscal year 2016, the City Council is once again pushing to add more cops, including 350 new officers for a counter terrorism unit.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The City Council Speaker's State of the City

Friday, February 13, 2015

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito made "broken windows" a focus of her State of the City address. She joins us to discuss her policy proposals.

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WNYC News

Speaker Picks Up Where Mayor Left Off

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
In her first State of the City, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito mixed legislative proposals and policy changes across a range of issues.

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WNYC News

NYC Plan to Amp Up Industry and Manufacturing

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WNYC
The City Council recommends using land use policy changes as a way to create and preserve manufacturing and industry jobs.

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Transportation Nation

NYC's Speed Limit Set to Drop to 25 MPH

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

WNYC
In a move safe streets advocates and elected officials are hailing as historic, New York City's speed limit is now set to change for the first time since 1964.
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Schoolbook

NYC Admits it Needs to Keep Tabs on School Counselors

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's no secret that high school guidance counselors are overburdened, but a City Council bill seeks the raw data to prove it.
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WNYC News

Credit Denied! City Council Considers Ban on Employer Credit Checks

Friday, September 12, 2014

Businesses are pushing for exemptions to what could be the nation's toughest law on conducting credit checks on employees.

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WNYC News

NYPD Culture Shift Is Goal of New Training

Monday, September 08, 2014

WNYC
The plan to re-train the entire city police-force will cost about $25 million and begin this fall. The effort is the NYPD’s response to Eric Garner's death in police custody in July.

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WNYC News

Times Square Characters May Get Regulated

Monday, September 08, 2014

Council Bill Would Regulate Characters

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Member Items Scrutinized

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Earlier this week, we asked listeners to dig into the data on where City Council members spent their discretionary funds. Jeff Mays, DNAinfo political reporter, checks in on what you found and answers some of the questions that came up.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Remember Member Items?

Monday, August 11, 2014

The discretionary funds process was overhauled this year by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. We dig into the data to see how different council members spent their (your) money with Jeff Mays, DNAinfo political reporter. Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo visual journalist, dug into (and visualized) the data set of every discretionary fund to identify patterns and will help listeners do the same in the open data set on our site.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Melissa Mark-Viverito on Budget and Muni IDs

Monday, June 30, 2014

Last week was a big one for the City Council of New York -- they passed a $75 billion budget and created the largest municipal ID program in the country. Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Speaker, discusses the City Council's decisions.

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WNYC News

City Council Passes Municipal ID Bill

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WNYC

The de Blasio administration now has to get private businesses to buy into the program.

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WNYC News

City's Push for Municipal IDs Faces Challenges

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The city is struggling to keep municipal ids from becoming a scarlet letter pointing to illegal immigrants.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Orders Second Review of City’s 911 System

Friday, May 30, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio calls for a thorough review of 911 operations after a series of reports on WNYC details problems with the city's emergency response.

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Transportation Nation

Vision Zero Package Clears City Council

Thursday, May 29, 2014

"At the end of the day, we feel that these new laws will strengthen our city's ability to avoid death and injuries caused by car crashes," said the chair of the council's transportation committee. But a group representing cab drivers isn't happy.

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Transportation Nation

Vision Zero Reforms Poised to Pass NYC Council

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The council is on track to pass a suite of measures aimed at supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative.

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WNYC News

Leveling the Playing Field Between Rich and Poor Parks

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Neighborhood green spaces need more money. Should the city take it from better-funded parks?

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WNYC News

A Roadmap to the NYPD's Priorities

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

WNYC

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says a gunshot detection technology pilot might stem gun incidents, but a City Council proposal to hire a thousand additional officers is not feasible.

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