Michael Bloomberg http://wamc.org en 4/17/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/41714-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Ukraine<br />Citizen Bloomberg vs. NRA<br />NY Lawmakers push for higher minimum wage for chain employees<br />Deportations dramatically down over last 5 years<br />TU Stories<br />Union Hockey Celebration</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88399 at http://wamc.org 4/17/14 Panel NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Formal Oath At City Hall http://wamc.org/post/nyc-mayor-de-blasio-takes-formal-oath-city-hall <p>New York's new mayor, Bill de&nbsp;Blasio, has taken the oath of office at a City Hall ceremony.</p><p>He was formally sworn in Wednesday by former President Bill Clinton as the city's 109th mayor.</p><p>De&nbsp;Blasio is the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades and vows to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city.</p><p>He officially took over as mayor after a ceremony in his Brooklyn home minutes after midnight.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 13:47:28 +0000 Jaired Crofut 81040 at http://wamc.org NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Formal Oath At City Hall Bill De Blasio Sworn In As 109th Mayor Of NYC. http://wamc.org/post/bill-de-blasio-sworn-109th-mayor-nyc <p>Bill de Blasio has been sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City.</p><p>He is the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades and vows to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city.</p><p>He took the oath of office in a small ceremony in his Brooklyn home Wednesday, minutes after midnight.</p><p>The 52-year-old de Blasio was joined by his wife and their two teenage children. The oath was delivered by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 11:06:49 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80995 at http://wamc.org Bill De Blasio Sworn In As 109th Mayor Of NYC. Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary http://wamc.org/post/dr-alan-chartocks-morning-commentary-85 <p>WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about what Billy Joel tickets have to do with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign fundraising and New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio gearing up to take over for Michael Bloomberg.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:45:02 +0000 Alan Chartock 80837 at http://wamc.org Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary NY Charter Schools Worry About Mayor-Elect's Plans http://wamc.org/post/ny-charter-schools-worry-about-mayor-elects-plans <p>Operators of New York City's charter schools worry that changes promised by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio could reverse 12 years of growth enjoyed under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.</p><p>De Blasio pledges to charge rent to "well-resourced" charter schools and has called for a moratorium on allowing new charters to share buildings with traditional schools. That would reverse a Bloomberg policy that helped the charters grow from 17 to 183 during his time in office.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:23:53 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80641 at http://wamc.org NY Charter Schools Worry About Mayor-Elect's Plans NYC To Ban Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under Age 21 http://wamc.org/post/nyc-ban-tobacco-sales-anyone-under-age-21 <p>New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to sign a bill banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21.</p><p>The legislation expected to get the mayor's signature today would make New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.</p><p>City health officials hope that raising the legal purchase age from 18 to 21 will lead to a big decline in smoking rates in a critical age group.</p><p>A majority of smokers get addicted to cigarettes before age 21.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:43:22 +0000 Jaired Crofut 78097 at http://wamc.org NYC To Ban Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under Age 21 De Blasio Elected NY Mayor In Landslide http://wamc.org/post/de-blasio-elected-ny-mayor-landslide <p>Bill de&nbsp;Blasio is the first Democrat elected mayor of New York City in a generation.</p><p>And he will rise to power hoping his landslide victory will grant him a mandate to push forward an ambitious liberal legislative agenda and tackle a looming fiscal crisis.</p><p>He was trouncing Republican rival Joe Lhota by nearly 50 percentage points in incomplete, unofficial returns on Tuesday.</p><p>He now will go to Albany claiming a mandate for a tax hike on the wealthy to fund universal pre-kindergarten.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:16:29 +0000 Jaired Crofut 77146 at http://wamc.org De Blasio Elected NY Mayor In Landslide More Federal Sandy Aid Coming To NY, NYC http://wamc.org/post/more-federal-sandy-aid-coming-ny-nyc <p>A second round of federal Sandy recovery aid is coming to New York City and New York state.</p><p>Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the funding on Monday.</p><p>Today is the anniversary of the superstorm.</p><p>Donovan said New York state will be getting nearly $2.1 billion. New York City will get over $1.3 billion in Community Development Block Grants.</p><p>That's in addition to federal money that was allocated earlier this year.</p><p>Donovan was joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Charles Schumer, and Reps. Nydia Velazquez and Jerrold Nadler.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:20:41 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76543 at http://wamc.org More Federal Sandy Aid Coming To NY, NYC NYC Mayoral Hopefuls Try To Get To Expected Runoff http://wamc.org/post/nyc-mayoral-hopefuls-try-get-expected-runoff <div _fallwcm="1" class="bdyItmPrt" id="divBdy"><div><div><div><div style="margin:14pt 0;"><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:57:09 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73245 at http://wamc.org NYC Mayoral Hopefuls Try To Get To Expected Runoff Congressional Corner with Carolyn Maloney http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-carolyn-maloney-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Bloomberg era is New York City is almost over.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she supports City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 72861 at http://wamc.org