There is good economic news to report: The unemployment rate in New York City has dropped to 8.6 percent. That’s a two-year low. And the good news on jobs comes despite a continued lull in construction, a traditional source of well-paid, blue-collar work.
Now the bad news: Washington is considering new banking rules that could Read More
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has not been afraid to jump out in front of an issue, even if the state’s senior Senator, Chuck Schumer, isn’t quite there yet (i.e. same-sex marriage). But recently, Schumer has caused a stir with his opposition to non-partisan redistricting and his “mysteriously quiet” stance on Read More
ALBANY–Harold Ford Jr., who is giving the keynote speech at the annual New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators conference, just arrived at the Crowne Plaza Hotel without much fanfare.
It has not escaped attendees that Ford is just getting here now, while Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been shaking hands in Albany Read More