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The 2013 Mayoral Candidates on Jobs and the Economy
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As Land of Opportunity, New York Is No Denmark
Congress's War on Food Stamps Could Worsen NYC Inequality
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Brooklyn Youth Mobilize To Expand Jobs Program
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A rally today will call on the de Blasio administration to add money to the budget for summer youth employment, which has shrunk even as teen unemployment remains startling high.
The city's welfare agency will change a list of policies that advocates for low-income New Yorkers had criticized for years.
Some welfare foes fear the progressive mayor will reverse years of declining rolls. Critics of welfare reform hope he does just that.
New York City's wealthiest pay a disproportionately large share of the city's income taxes. But when property and sales taxes are figured in, the picture changes.
They pay 46 percent of personal income taxes. That means they're important to funding city services. Does it also mean they're overburdened?
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The state's financial regulator subpoenaed more than a dozen firms linked to the provision of high-cost loans that the Empire State has banned.
Advocates for low-wage workers say the state isn't doing enough to hunt down scofflaw employers.
The two Democrats unveiled their economic strategy on consecutive days. While their proposals overlapped a lot, de Blasio emphasized the growing gap between the rich and poor.
Some 60 percent were still closed four or five months after the storm, thanks to long-standing challenges of economics and geography that hampered an already difficult recovery.
From recruiting new cops to discouraging soda consumption, the city spends millions on advertising—and chooses whether to support mainstream media or the ethnic and community press with that money.
For months, federal statistics have shown far more new jobs in the city that there were newly employed residents. The Independent Budget Office finds that the "good news" version is closer to the truth.
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Census data says the city's poverty rate rose again last year. From the city's welfare offices to its homeless shelters, the rising need is reflected in more New Yorkers getting help.
The Census Bureau reports that the poverty rate has held steady and the number of Americans without health insurance dropped. But median income also fell and income inequality rose.
The Republicans call welfare reform "the most successful anti-poverty policy in memory" and the Democrats claim the stimulus saved 7 million people from poverty. What else do the platforms have to say about cities and poverty?
Amid New York's post-recession jobs "miracle" are stunning levels of long-term unemployment. Women have been hit hard, and government layoffs might be to blame, says a new report.
We asked Soviet experts what they thought of the comparisons Mayor Bloomberg has been making between communist wage policy and a local living wage proposal.
More people in New York are getting food stamps, but because the benefits don't cover a realistic family grocery bill, recipients are still choosing between dinner and rent, a report finds.
Amid a sea of praise for Gov. Cuomo's second budget, advocates for low-income New Yorkers raised complaints. That, plus the latest on NYCHA, city job creation and the sick leave bill —all in our policy roundup.
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"It’s not enough to help people meet their basic needs. There must be a full-scale effort to develop policies and programs that materially improve wages and earnings, educational experiences and living conditions."
Reducing income inequality depends on a sound, fair social safety net—something the city has not had in 20 years.
For six years, the lowest paid human-service workers in New York State have not had a cost of living adjustment, meaning their real wages have shrunk by nearly 12 percent. Is this the year Albany finally wakes up to that injustice?
In a city where manufacturing was declared all but dead a few years ago, food-making is a growing bright spot. But the next mayor's approach will determine if the sector reaches its potential.
This excerpt from a new book on the history of poverty in New York looks at the period when reformers sough to end public cash relief and replace it with a more effective—and private-sector—system.
From the 1930s to the present, a look at the candidates who have tried--and in some cases succeed--to increase Latino representation in the City Council, the state legislature, Congress, borough hall and beyond.
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