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Progressives launch budget fight a year early

NEW YORK - Though this year's city budget, one of the most austerity-driven in recent memory, has just been completed, a group of City Council members is already preparing for next year's fight.

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Some victories and more battles on NYC budget

The new budget contains significant cuts to vital services, but the City Council, buoyed by a huge outpouring of rage from city residents and workers, turned back some of the worst cuts.

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NYC Pride: Celebrating and militant

Manhattan's LGBT pride march, the largest and oldest in the nation, and one of the largest in the world, capped off a the June 19-27th Pride Week.

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NY Progressive Caucus demands: Tax the rich

NEW YORK - As Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget axe chops at public workers and services, a large section of the City Council wants another solution: tax the rich.

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New Yorkers demand: Save our city!

Thousands of protestors descended on City Hall on Wednesday, in a crowd that stretched up Broadway.

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Lobbyist opposing DWI law accused

Anti-union PR boss Richard Berman is on the hot seat after two charity organizations asked the New York State Commission on Public Integrity to investigate one of his firms for illegal lobbying.

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Health reform law still a big deal

A package arrived for me yesterday - something I ordered a while ago and then forgot about - my "Health Reform is a BFD" t-shirt! (Remember that: Joe Biden's muttered comment about just exactly how big a deal health care reform is?)

Three grim tales from the Big Apple

Ranked third or fourth richest city in the world, will New York tell its young generation that it cannot provide shelter, or classrooms, or even transportation to school?

Northern Manhattan mobilizes against budget cuts

More than 1,000 residents held a unity rally on Saturday to mobilize against proposed budget cuts that will have a devastating effect on this predominantly Latino and black working class community.

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Comptroller: NYC paying slumlords millions to house homeless

The Department of Homeless Services is wasting millions of dollars on services that lack oversight, some of which are overtly illegal, according to recent audit of the DHS.

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