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Watching New York City's Check Book

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

As an advocate in New York City for three decades, I have often been asked, "Where do my tax dollars go?" Now answers can be found at the Checkbook ...

Change Strikes Again

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

The Working Families Party started this election year with a simple idea. If we have a community organizer in the White House, why not put a few community organizers in City Hall?

We Must Say "No" to Death Bonds

Melinda Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melinda Katz

Wall Street has realized that the desperately ill are willing to sell their life insurance policies at a deep discount to get the money they need for their final expenses, a practice bankers call "life settlements."

Avella And Thompson Face Off In Mayoral Debate

New York Times | DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Neither of them has ever been arrested, or gotten into a fistfight as an adult. Neither has had the time to set foot in either of the city's new baseb...

Gov Paterson Demonstrates His Preference For Mayor: Thompson Over Bloomberg

City Hall News | Edward-Isaac Dovere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After an event Tuesday afternoon, Gov. David Paterson told reporters that he was not ready to announce an endorsement in the mayoral race. " haven't ...

Why Joel Klein Should Be Fired

William C. Thompson, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
William C. Thompson, Jr.

The stakes are too high to fail. If we are to address the education challenges confronting our children, we must have an educator at the helm of our school system again.

Why Working Families Back Thompson

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

At the Working Families Forum I asked the Mayor if his profuse campaign spending distorts democracy. His answer? "Rich people don't always win."

William Thompson Mayoral Campaign Low-Key Against Bloomberg

New York Times | DAVID W. CHEN and MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

He is rarely on television. He has not begun to advertise. He is far behind in the polls, yet seems in no rush to get going. The all-but-invisible may...

My Conversation with Geraldine Ferraro

Melinda Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melinda Katz

Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, the first female Vice Presidential candidate and my greatest inspiration, also happens to be my friend and neighbor.

Mother's Day Thoughts from a Political Mom

Melinda Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melinda Katz

Like many women in New York and throughout the country, I'm all too accustomed to the challenges, trials and tribulations of balancing work with motherhood.

Green Edge 10: Can Government Create Green Jobs?

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

I propose that the Mayor of New York should spend the money and time to convene meetings of green thinkers and entrepreneurs to launch new businesses.