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Budget Wrangling to Begin As Hearings Wind Down This Week

Monday, June 04, 2012

The City Council wraps up hearings this week on Mayor Bloomberg's executive budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2013. The public is invited to weigh in on Wednesday afternoon, the final day of hearings.

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Mayor Says Scathing 911 Audit Charge Is 'Stupid'

Friday, June 01, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says an audit on the city's 911 call system shows "a new level of intellectual dishonesty" by Comptroller John Liu.

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Unlike Soda Tax, Bloomberg Says Big Soda Size Ban is His Call

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is hoping the third time will be the charm, in reducing the city’s sugar intake — and the waistlines — of New Yorkers.

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Big Ban: Mayor Wants to Ban Super-Sized Sugary Drinks

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on the sale of large sugary drinks at the city’s restaurants, movie theaters and other locales.

Do you agree with the mayor’s proposal or find it hard to swallow? Tell us!

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Another Year, Another Disclosure of Bloomberg’s Taxes

Friday, May 25, 2012

As he has done every year since becoming mayor, Michael Bloomberg permitted reporters to review a heavily redacted draft of his federal and state tax returns on Friday. But the forms didn’t show dollar amounts, instead there were letters.

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Bloomberg: Immigration Policy Should Be Decided By States

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that the U.S. is mortgaging its future by not allowing immigrants to work in the country.

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It's A Free Country ®

Opinion: Are All Civil Liberties Created Equal?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Many politicians, from Mayor Bloomberg to President Obama, want to have it both ways on civil liberties: Loosening restrictions on same-sex marriage, while pushing the limits of constitutionality on crime and terrorism.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, May 18, 2012

In a Guv-Mayor tag-team matchup, Cuomo and Bloomberg are at odds over food stamp fingerprinting, while Christie and Booker score a big viral video success.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Ends Controversial Policy of Fingerprinting Food Stamp Recipients

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that food stamp recipients will no longer be fingerprinted. It was a controversial policy that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has staunchly defended for years.

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Council Overrides Bloomberg Veto on Wage Bill

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The City Council voted Tuesday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the so-called prevailing wage bill on Tuesday — meaning some building employees working at developments that benefit from city funds will soon earn more money.

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Bloomberg Delivers UNC Commencement Address

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has told University of North Carolina graduates that the state's anti-gay-marriage vote last week shows there is still a lot of work to be done for civil rights in this country.

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Bloomberg: Stop-and-Frisk Works as ‘Deterrent’

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered a spirited defense of the New York Police Department’s use of stop-and-frisk on Thursday, saying “stops are a deterrent.” It comes a day after an analysis of NYPD data by the NYCLU showed police targeted blacks and Latinos for stop-and-frisks.

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NY, NJ Leaders React to Obama’s Support of Gay Marriage

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

President Barack Obama’s public support for gay marriage on Wednesday has won him praise from local politicians and gay rights supporters.

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Next Host of SNL is Not Mayor Bloomberg, and He’s Not Laughing (On the Inside)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has flexed his comedy muscle in the past, but has never been offered the coveted honor of hosting "Saturday Night Live." Flanked by "Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers, the mayor said Tuesday that he’s “deeply hurt” that he has never been offered the gig.

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Mayor Looks to Put Returning Vets to Work

Monday, May 07, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined a panel of leaders from the military, government, media and the nonprofit sector Monday attempting to address the challenges of helping veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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WNYC News

Mayor Proposes $68.7B Budget

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed Thursday a total city budget that exceeds $68.7 billion this year — restoring 2,500 teaching slots but cutting pre- and after-school programs and shuttering firehouses.

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Opinion: Why Romney's Not A Bloomberg Republican

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Mayor has changed parties but has not really wavered on convictions. The former Governor has traded every conviction in the aim to convince a party of his loyalty.

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City Revenue Not Growing as Predicted, Mayor’s Budget Shows

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will reveal that the city’s revenues  are not growing as fast as originally projected when he unveils his executive  budget on Thursday. The administration plans to apply the $400 million CityTime fraud settlement to help close the revenue gap.

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The Empire

As Expected, City Council Passes Living Wage Bill by Wide Margin

Monday, April 30, 2012

After months of citywide debate, amended bills and two lengthy legislative hearings, city council members officially passed the so-called living wage bill by a 45 to 5 vote. But not before one final bit of drama.

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City Ready for Upcoming OWS Protest, Says Mayor

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not losing any sleep over a series of protests planned by organizers associated with Occupy Wall Street for Tuesday. The group is calling for a day “without the 99 percent” on May 1 including a series of demonstrations across the city, some which are permitted and others that may take place more spontaneously.

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