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New York City council overrides Bloomberg veto to enact paid sick days

On Thursday, the New York City Council overrode a mayoral veto of a paid sick day policy for the city’s workers. According to the Associated Press, more than 1 million workers will be affected by the new policy, which advocates say will keep workers from having to prioritize their financial…

Appeals court will consider blocked Bloomberg NYC soda ban on Tuesday

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration will try to convince an appeals court on Tuesday to reinstate a ban on large sugary drinks, three months after a judge struck it down at the 11th hour as an illegal overreach of executive…

Mayor Bloomberg to continue pushing for soda ban after leaving office

The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, vowed on Tuesday to continue his fight for a controversial ban on large sugary drinks after he leaves office, in a tacit admission that he will not be able to resurrect his signature health measure before a successor takes over. After a state…

Bloomberg: Gun control ‘probably’ wouldn’t have stopped Newtown shooting

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday night fought back against the claim that gun laws were pointless because criminals would simply ignore them. He admitted on CNN that it was “probably true” the proposals advocated by President Barack Obama on Wednesday wouldn’t have prevented the tragic elementary school…

New York mayor Bloomberg accuses NRA of backing ‘license to murder’

Michael Bloomberg launches nationwide campaign on gun reform and says ‘shoot first’ laws have harmed public safety New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has accused the National Rifle Association of promoting a gun culture at the expense of public safety by backing the so-called “stand-your-ground” laws at the heart of…

WATCH LIVE: Bloomberg addresses ‘State of the City’ after proposing alcohol limits

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday will deliver the 2012 State of the City address. On Wednesday, it was revealed that the Bloomberg’s administration was considering limiting alcohol sales. Watch live video from CNN, broadcast Jan. 12, 2012.  …

Mayor Bloomberg calls the NYPD ‘my own army’

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said the New York Police Department was like his own personal military force during a speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to PolitickerNY. “I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world,” he said.…

Report: Bailed-out banks earned $13 billion on interest alone

The Federal Reserve kept Congress in the dark about billions in profits generated by big Wall Street firms that used taxpayer dollars to take advantage of below-market interest rates, Bloomberg Markets reported this week. Firms took advantage of the below-market interest rates offered by the Fed amid President George W.…

Occupy Wall Street parties near Bloomberg’s doorstep

A group of Occupy Wall Street protesters left their familiar haunts in Lower Manhattan on Sunday to hold an “Occupy Bloomberg’s Mansion Drum Circle Protest And Love-In Art Show,” located almost — if not quite — on the mayor’s doorstep. The protest and round-the-clock drum circle had originally been planned…

Update on Occupy Wall St. library situation

Updated: The Gothamist has a timeline that shows exactly how long the books went missing, which certainly added to suspicions that they had been maliciously destroyed. Whoops! Mayor Bloomberg's office has come to the realization that tearing down and carting off a 5,000 book library particularly looks bad in a…

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