Health and Happiness
One is threatening to kill his newly-elected disciple’s signature campaign promise to raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers to fund universal pre-K.
The other is trying to out-maneuver his old boss–one of the slickest political operators in the state–in a power play that has become the dominating drama of the post-election political season.
all politics is local
While some New York neighborhoods are fighting desperately to preserve their local hospitals, others are doing all that they can to stymie their expansion plans. Expanded access to health care in one’s neighborhood is, apparently, far from universally appealing. At least, so the vehement opposition to New York Methodist Hospital’s Park Slope expansion would seem to suggest.
Bill de Blasio, who was arrested last June while protesting the imminent closure of Long Island College Hospital, isn’t letting the issue go.
The mayoral front-runner stood today with union members and hospital workers to protest the layoff of 500 hospital workers, which he plans to fight in court.