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NYC Opens Employment Center for Veterans

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New York City wants to move beyond bumper sticker slogans to help returning vets find employment.

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Bloomberg Defends Breastfeeding Initiative

Monday, July 30, 2012

Critics are saying it’s another nanny state intrusion: the city Health Department is asking hospitals to put away the packaged formula and give newborn moms in the maternity ward the hard sell that “Breast is Best.”

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Opinion: Big Soda, Good Government and the Nanny State Lie

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Soda drinkers are the victim of concerted efforts to sell them more and more soda without regard to their health.

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Opinion: Lesson from Iowa Shootings: Listen to Law Enforcement on Gun Control

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The story of Gang Lu's 1991 shooting rampage in Iowa shows NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have it right: we need to involve law enforcement officials in the gun control debate.

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Bloomberg Says Police Should Strike Until Tougher Gun Laws Are in Place

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's remarks Monday that police officers across the nation should strike until tougher gun laws are in place were the latest in a string of comments aimed at pushing presidential candidates to get beyond what he says are "just platitudes" and act to enforce gun laws following the mass shooting in Colorado.

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Bloomberg Urges Obama, Romney to Take a Stand Against Assault Weapons

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney to make specific recommendations — such as banning assault riffles — for how to change the nation's gun laws in the mass shooting in Colorado that left 12 dead and 58 injured.

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Opinion: Party Loyalty is Overrated

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The American political system was constructed and remains a machine designed to slow down - not expedite - policy.

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In Battling Crime, Bloomberg Would 'Love' Suggestions, Rahm Hunts for 'Values'

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rahm Emanuel – both battling fierce crime spikes in their respective cities – have defended their police departments’ practices amid a rash of headline-grabbing violence.

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Developers Asked to Design City's Smallest Apartment

Monday, July 09, 2012

New York City apartments may get even smaller.

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Mayor Says Crime Spike Is an 'Aberration'

Monday, July 09, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he hoped the post-July 4th spike in crime that left nine dead across the city in a matter of days is “just an aberration in the statistics."

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Liu Wins Round in Wage Case

Thursday, July 05, 2012

A state judge has ruled the Bloomberg administration over reached when it  unilaterally ended a 118-year-old practice that let the city comptroller set the prevailing wage paid to carpenters, plumbers and electricians doing city work.

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Bloomberg Stands Firm On Large Sugary Drink Ban

Monday, July 02, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg responded to the push back his office is receiving over a proposed ban on large sugary drinks, saying those opposed to the curtailing of sugary beverage consumption “don’t want…people to live” longer, healthier lives.

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Mayor Will Sue After Council Overrides ‘Living Wage’ Veto

Friday, June 29, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the City’s Council’s overriding of his living wage bill veto “predictable” – saying Friday he plans to sue.

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Bloomberg Delays Signing of Sex Trafficking Bill

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided to hold off on signing a bill aimed at stopping sex trafficking by strengthening penalties against cabbies who knowingly work with traffickers.

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City Supports Suit Challenging Defense of Marriage Act

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Wednesday said they will jointly support one widow’s challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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Medallion Sale Revenue in Upcoming Budget May Turn into Fiscal Unicorn

Monday, June 18, 2012

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As the city’s budget deadline looms, questions remain about whether a billion dollars in revenue from the auction of 2,000 yellow medallions — now held up in court — was a wise projection by the Bloomberg administration.

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Bloomberg Supports Federal Funds for 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday said he supports National Park involvement at the September 11 Memorial and Museum.

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Mostly Praise for Proposed Sugary Drink Ban at City Hearing

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The city Board of Health largely praised Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed size limit on sugary drinks at restaurants and other food service establishments during a hearing Tuesday.

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Bloomberg: Stop-And-Frisk Should Be Changed, Not Ended

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday said that  “stop-and-frisk” needs to be “amended, not ended.” That was the message he took with him when he stepped into a black church in one of New York's highest-crime neighborhoods to defend the police policy of street stops that has stirred outrage.

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In Final Budget Hearing, Child Care, After-School Cuts Are Hot Topics

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Cuts to the subsidized child care and after-school programs in the mayor's budget proposal dominated the discussion Wednesday during the final hearing before the City Council begins wrangling with the administration for restoration of funds.

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