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De Blasio’s State of the City Marks A Shift In Tone From Bloomberg Era

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Blog, Budget/Taxes, Daily, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Features, Government Operations, Housing, Labor/Unions, Latest, News, Real Estate/Construction, Transportation

As is the case with most mayors less than two months into their administration, Mayor Bill de Blasio did not have a laundry list of accomplishments to point to during his State of the City address on Monday. But unlike his predecessor Michael Bloomberg’s first State of the City, which covered a wide range of topics and laid the foundation for his twelve years in office, de Blasio eschewed a long-term blueprint in favor of addressing the urgency of leveling… [More]

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Written by City & State on . Posted in Labor/Unions, News & Features

A reform measure to more accurately gauge the cost of so-called “pension sweetener” bills has instead made it virtually impossible to pass them, according to several city union officials. Until 2008, public sector unions would pay private consultants to estimate the cost of pension sweetener bills introduced at their request that added benefits for their members. But that same year, scandal erupted when The New York Times revealed that Jonathan Schwartz—a former city actuary paid by city public sector unions… [More]