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Maya Rajamani
May 28, 2020 - 3:30 pm
The New York City Council voted Thursday to ban the terms “alien” and “illegal immigrant” from all local laws, making New York the first major city in the U.S. to prohibit them.
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Marijuana weed
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Mike Montone
April 09, 2019 - 3:25 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The New York City Council has passed a bill that would bar employers from requiring pre-employment marijuana tests. WEB EXTRA: Curious about legal pot in the Garden State? Checkout our High State Area series and get up to speed Bloomberg Law reports, the bill passed Tuesday...
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New York City lawmakers want to tack a fee onto paper bag use.
Brad Lander
April 02, 2019 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Only single use plastic bags will be banned in New York under the new budget deal in Albany. RELATED: Ban on plastic bags comes close to reality in a 3rd state | So long, plastic bags! New York State ban kicks in next spring | Ban on plastic bags takes effect in Hoboken A...
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NYPD Officers
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Mike Montone
March 20, 2019 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- PBA President Pat Lynch was joined by members of the City Council on Tuesday, as he lobbied City Hall for a police department pay raise. A letter from 34 council members says qualified officers are leaving the NYPD in droves to take jobs in higher-paying departments. RELATED...
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NYPD Officers
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March 19, 2019 - 9:11 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Dozens of members of the city council have signed a letter to the mayor that says New York City police officers are severely underpaid. RELATED: NYPD no longer responding to fender benders on Staten Island | NYPD finishes equipping patrol officers with body cameras | NYPD...
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Family of ducks
Stefan Malloch |
February 04, 2019 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Foie gras may be a French delicacy, but you won't be able to order it in a New York City restaurant if a local legislator gets her way. RELATED: Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell | Central Park's beautiful Mandarin duck is back | Hannibal Buress Ready To Take...
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November 29, 2018 - 10:52 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There is new opposition to Amazon's plan to build another headquarters in Long Island City. RELATED: Midtown Amazon store stormed by protestors on Cyber Monday | Anti-Amazon messages fill Long Island City week after deal announced | Cuomo doubles down, says Amazon HQ will...
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The city is cracking down on bike rental businesses in Midtown.
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September 19, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Bike sharing is great -- until you trip on one of the bikes while you're trying to walk on the sidewalk. With that and other complaints in mind, a Manhattan city councilman is taking action. #video Patrick couldn’t park for a job on West 56th because #CentralParkSightseeing...
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New York City Councilman Corey Johnson speaks at a hearing in introducing legislation making it easier for transgender people to change the sex on their birth certificates.
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September 13, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — People born in New York City who don't identify as male or female will have the option of changing their birth certificates to "X'' under legislation passed Wednesday by the City Council. The bill adopted by a 41-6 vote will also allow parents to choose the "X'' designation for...
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Soda file
August 24, 2018 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Another soda bill is being floated in the New York City Council. In a move designed to tackle childhood obesity, the legislation would make water, milk or 100 percent fruit juice the default beverage options for all kids meals served at restaurants in the city. Supporters...
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