Thursday, April 17, 2014

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State Legislature Votes to Join Growing National Popular Vote Movement

New York State may once again become in play in presidential elections after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that would join New York into a compact with other states to select the president by popular vote instead of the Electoral College, a bill that quietly passed the state Senate and Assembly last month. 04/16/2014 07:59 PM


Horse Carriage Supporters Ride Momentum as Opponents Plan to Unveil Alternative

A group seeking to ban horse-drawn carriages is unveiling an alternative on Thursday, a replica of an antique car that runs on batteries, but some question whether it will be an effective distraction against the barrage of attacks the group is under from those who want the horses to stay. 04/16/2014 07:37 PM

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City Disbands NYPD's Muslim Surveillance Division

The city on Tuesday announced it has disbanded the NYPD's post-9/11 surveillance division created to spy on Muslim communities, which the former administration had argued was constitutionally protected. Updated 04/16/2014 04:07 PM


City Officials Spread the Word as Pre-K Enrollment Deadline Nears

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and City Council members handed out fliers Wednesday to encourage parents to sign up their kids for universal pre-Kindergarten ahead of the first phase's April 23rd deadline. Updated 04/16/2014 01:32 PM


TLC Considering Trial Run for Taxi Speed Controls

The city is looking for ways to get taxis to slow down as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's 'Vision Zero' campaign to end traffic deaths including devices that can intervene when a driver speeds. Updated 04/16/2014 01:27 PM

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