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New York City Council
Latest New York City Council Items
New York City Council members voted late Wednesday evening to raise the age of those wishing to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 — but not all are on board with the new regulation, which now goes to Mayor Michael Bloomberg for signature.
Mike Bloomberg won't take no for an answer. Like most billionaires, the mayor of New York City is accustomed to getting his way, so he is pressuring the state's highest court to rescue his ban on Big Gulps.
Thirty-six of 51 New York City Council members shunned a 2002 event honoring Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, expressing concern with the leader's despotic ways and worrying their attendance might be spun as an endorsement of his torturing of political rivals. But not Democrat Bill de Blasio.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking to regulate tobacco-less electronic cigarettes, three tobacco-related bills submitted to the New York City Council reveal.
The living-wage bill was approved by the D.C. Council and the New York City Council ("D.C. Council approves bill imposing 'living wage' requirement on Wal-Mart," Web, July 10). This would mean an increase in wages and benefits to Wal-Mart employees.
New York City Council members voted early Thursday to create an independent watchdog group tasked with overseeing police activity and ensuring officers don't discriminate against minorities and Muslims.
Talk about a blind justice system. The latest New York City Council push is for police to shut their eyes to a suspect's gender, race, age and disability, out of concern that such descriptions constitute unfair profiling.
New York City Council members pushed a speed-camera program forward on Wednesday with a vote to petition state lawmakers to approve a pilot program.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is openly gay, has officially thrown her hat in the ring to become the next mayor.