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Entries by John Petro from 08/2010

Correcting the Counts, NY State to Count Prisoners in Home Disrticts

| Posted 08.05.2010 | New York

The New York State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would correct a long-standing distortion of democracy: the inclusion of prisoners in the population counts of state and local districts.

Will Florida Imperil the Future of High-Speed Rail?

| Posted 08.10.2010 | Green

Granting federal funds for HSR should be contingent on how well local communities are planning to accommodate increased density in a sustainable manner.

Low Wages and the Metropolitan Middle Class

| Posted 08.20.2010 | New York

The Welfare to Work reforms of the 1990's may have shrunk the public assistance rolls, but has not necessarily improved financial stability for low-income households.

No Reason to Wait on Paid Sick Leave

| Posted 08.25.2010 | New York

Despite having a veto-proof number of supporters in the City Council, a bill that would guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick leave is being stalled by the business community.