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Judge blocks Bloomberg’s plan for all-Nissan New York taxi fleet

A New York state judge has blocked New York City’s $1 billion plan to replace the city’s yellow cabs with a taxi fleet made by Japanese automaker Nissan. The plan by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration to create the “Taxi of Tomorrow” with a fleet of Nissan minivans breached the authority…

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…

New York City calls on Congress to overturn Citizens United ruling

John Bonifaz, the co-founder and director of Free Speech For People, said a New York City Council resolution calling for legislation to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling was a “great victory for democracy.” New York City Council voted Wednesday to call on Congress to pass a constitutional…

New York City Council to vote on ending corporate personhood

The New York City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on a resolution asking Congress to pass an amendment overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The Supreme Court ruled that corporations had the same First Amendment rights as U.S. citizens and that…

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