Bill de Blasio

Evidence suggests a massive scandal is brewing at the FBI

During the financial crisis, the federal government bailed out banks it declared “too big to fail.” Fearing their bankruptcy might trigger economic …

Government

'It’s Time for Big Pharma to Pay for What They’ve Done,' New York Mayor Says in Lawsuit Over Opioid Crisis

New York is suing big pharma over its role in the opioid crisis.<p>New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $500 million lawsuit against several …

Pharma

New York City Sues Companies Over Opioid Abuse

Mayor Bill de Blasio is seeking half a billion dollars in costs officials say they need to fight the opioid epidemic<p>New York City has filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors, accusing the companies of oversupplying the market and misrepresenting the safety of the drugs, Mayor …

Dogs

Is the Effort to Curb Strict Discipline Going Too Far, Too Fast?

One Washington State school district shows just how difficult it can be to quickly reduce suspensions without alienating teachers.<p>By<p>Jan 23 2018, …

Education

New York City sues drug companies over opioid epidemic

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City on Tuesday sued eight companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, blaming them for a deadly epidemic afflicting the most populous U.S. city.<p>Mayor Bill de Blasio said the lawsuit seeks $500 million of damages to help fight the epidemic in the city, …

New York Today: An Unusually Warm Winter Festival

<i>Good morning on this clear-skied Wednesday.</i><p>Here’s a riddle that some in the city are trying to solve: How do you stage a winter festival when winter is unseasonably warm?<p>Short answer: technology.<p>During the last few years, Winter Jam in Central Park has become a climatological crapshoot.<p>The event, …

Andrew Cuomo

The Waugh Zone Wednesday January 24, 2018

The five things you need to know about politics today.<p><b>1. BOTTLER BEER</b><p>It’s PMQs day again and Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May certainly have plenty of …

Referendums

Cuomo and De Blasio Battle Again, This Time Over NYC Tax Revenue

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to allow New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to collect property taxes in neighborhoods served by mass …

Business

New City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Says He'll Be Independent, Challenge Mayor

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Corey Johnson, the new speaker of the New York City Council, vows to be independent and mount his own investigations of city …

MTA

Stossel: Saving Kids From Government Schools

It's school choice week!<p>What's that? It's a week about giving parents and kids a choice of schools, so they aren't stuck in failing, government-run …

Education

A Mayor, a Governor, and the Feud That Keeps New York Down

All of a sudden, in the midst of three days of existential struggle with the governor over the transit system, Mayor Bill de Blasio turned up in the subway on Monday evening.<p>Perhaps it was merely for the purpose of getting from one place to the other, and if so, the use of mass transit rather than …

New York City

Louisiana's new trial lawyer shakedown

Liberal New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio made headlines recently when he announced that the city would be suing five major oil companies for …

John Bel Edwards

Cuomo congestion pricing plan not only facing pushback in Albany

Speaking to reporters on a conference call, high-level members of Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration criticized a budget proposal by Gov. Andrew …

Staten Island

A new app aims to help New Yorkers quit smoking

New Yorkers like their cigarettes, this much is clear.<p>The city is home to nearly 900,000 smokers, data shows, and the Health Department has launched …

New York City

Parents rally to demand a voice in the search for New York City schools chief

The education department has made it a mission to boost parent involvement in schools. Now, parents are demanding a bigger role elsewhere: In the …

New York State

De Blasio Slams Drug Companies For ‘Bloody Murder’ In Opioid Suit

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — On Tuesday, New York City filed suit against the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers and distributors.“Big pharma has been …

Blockbuster lobbying quarter for tech

<i>With help from Margaret Harding McGill, Steven Overly, Ashley Gold and John Hendel</i><p><b>HEY, BIG SPENDER —</b> Year-end lobbying reports are coming in and Steven has the breakdown: “Three of the nation's biggest and best-known technology companies — Apple, Facebook and Google — shoveled record sums of money …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

New Homeless Shelters Slow to Open, Despite de Blasio Promise

New York City has opened only half the 20 shelters that Mayor Bill de Blasio set as a target for 2017 to tackle the city’s homelessness crisis.<p>Last year was supposed to be the year that Mr. de Blasio started to turn around the crisis — the largest homeless population in the country, with about …

New York City

Rise & Shine: New York education leaders to push for more funding, special testing rules

<b>ANOTHER ROUND</b> State education leaders say they will continue to push for different testing rules for students who have disabilities or are still …

New York State

Team Trump should prosecute California attorney general who won't enforce immigration law

The recent announcement by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra that he will prosecute any California employer that cooperates with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) in the enforcement of federal immigration law deserves a swift and hard-hitting response by federal law …

Opinion

I live in New York City — here's why it would be disastrous if Amazon's $5 billion headquarters came here

• <b>Amazon recently announced the top 20 cities for its second headquarters, HQ2.</b>• <b><br>The tech giant claims HQ2 would create 50,000 jobs in the to-be-determined city.</b>• <b><br>HQ2 sounds like a great opportunity for New York, but it could contribute to a rise in housing prices, as well as population and</b> …

Business

As pressure to redevelop Red Hook intensifies, 
industrial business owners are fighting to keep it 
safe for manufacturing

Market pressures are threatening to wipe Brooklyn's working waterfront off the map<p>When engineering firm AECOM proposed last year to redevelop Red …

Cities

Larry Fink calls on CEOs to realize their companies' social responsibility

In a big push for corporate social responsibility, billionaire BlackRock CEO calls on S&P 500 companies to acknowledge their societal impact and …

Business

New York City Sues Big Pharma for $500 Million Over Opioid Epidemic

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray announced that New York City is suing the United States’ largest opioid manufacturers and …

New York City Politics

NYC mayor to meet with Trump in Washington

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will be meeting Republican President Donald Trump to discuss infrastructure funding.<p>City officials say the meeting …

Donald Trump

States and Cities Keep the Battle for Net Neutrality Alive

States are starting to make good on their promises to fight for net neutrality in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission's decision to …

Net Neutrality

While Uber Invests In Lobbying And AI, Drivers Keep Fighting For Decent Pay

For almost nine years, Uber has drawn attention and business with its neoteric solutions and rule-breaking style. Along the way, it’s also drawn plenty of public criticism.<p>For example, Uber has gained an international spotlight for using special kinds of software to gouge riders and track them …

Uber

Here's How Many People Participated in Women's Marches This Year

The 2017 women’s marches were one of, it not the largest, protests in American history, drawing crowds of over 3 million nationwide. And while 2018 …

Activism

Mayors Of The World's Major Cities Speak Out About Air Pollution

In cities and towns around the world, car exhaust, coal-burning stoves, factories and farms are among the causes that add to the urgent problem of air pollution ― a risk to public health that research shows is linked to around one in six deaths globally.<p>As part of a new series, mayors from some of …

Pollution

What Congestion Pricing Could Mean For New York City's Roads and Subway System

New York City: where people talk fast and drive slow.<p>Traffic in Midtown Manhattan has slowed to the speed of a slow jog—about 4.7 mph, according to …

Staten Island