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Separation of Powers: Still Alive and Well in NYC

David Nocenti | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
David Nocenti

Some have reported Mayor de Blasio's efforts to influence the Speaker race with all the shock and dismay of Louis Renault discovering that there was gambling going on in Rick's Café as he received his winnings. Fortunately, the reports of the death of an autonomous City Council have been greatly exaggerated.

My Response to the State of the City

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 03.16.2012 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

A central part of Mayor Bloomberg's speech was on education, an issue where I feel he has largely come up short.

Small Businesses Key to Recovery: Walsh

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 02.17.2012 | New York
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly Mayor Bloomberg has stated many times that small businesses are the chief engine of growth in New York City. However convincing entrep...

Bloomberg Clear On Plans For Third Term: Remove Public Advocate, Keep Christine Quinn And Borough Presidents

silive.com | Peter N. Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If he has his druthers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg would eliminate the office of public advocate, but keep the borough presidents and Christine Quinn as ...

Encourage Democratic Choice in NYC

Bill de Blasio | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill de Blasio

I am running for Public Advocate because I want to provide a strong, independent voice in City Hall. And that starts with making sure that our basic democratic rights are protected.