Federal and New York City officials recently adopted policy changes on migrant work permits and zoning reform similar to those advocated here (though probably not because I advocated them!)..
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They come at a critical time, as labor shortages persist and cities struggle to provide for newcomers.
A new report details how the city's famed social housing system is suffering from diminishing affordability, deteriorating quality, and funding shortfalls.
This measure will enable some 472,000 Venezuelans who arrived between 2021 and July 2023 to legally live and work in the US for up to 18 months.
Plus: A listener asks the editors to name America's unsung or undersung heroes.
New York's Migrant Crisis is Caused by a Combination of Federal Work Restrictions and Local Zoning Policy
It's the predictable result of the combination of federal regulations barring asylum seekers from working legally and local policies offering free housing, while severely restricting new housing construction.
Down 136,000 Students in Just Four Years, New York City's Public Schools Manage To Spend Billions More
Look for these budgetary swindles at a failing K-12 system near you.
"Government in general does a lot of things that aren't necessary," says Jared Polis.
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New York officials have primarily pitched congestion tolls as an easy cash grab for the city's subway system. New Jersey drivers and politicians aren't happy about that.
SeanPaul Reyes has been arrested and threatened by NYPD for filming in public places, including inside police precincts. He says that's a violation of his First Amendment rights.
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Phantom thunderstorms scotch thousands of flights, because the FAA sucks.
The country's largest legacy rent-control policy is pushing building owners to the breaking point.
The government appears to agree that Charles Foehner shot a man in self-defense. He may spend decades behind bars anyway.
Parents of disabled children say the schools filed false neglect reports against them.
The Manhattan case stinks of partisan politics, but Trump faces more serious legal jeopardy on at least three other fronts.
A bill advancing the New York State Assembly would require child welfare agents to inform parents of their legal rights when beginning an investigation of child abuse or neglect.
No longer will the troubled jail system publicly report when somebody dies in custody.
A growing number of "First Amendment auditors" are testing the limits of what police will and will not allow them to film.
The legendary graphic designer juxtaposes 18th- and 19th-century paintings with visualizations of how much life has improved over the centuries.
A pilot proposal to levy civil fines based on income is being considered by the City Council.
While city policy dictates that 911 calls should only occur when a student poses a genuine safety threat, parents say it's become a run-of-the-mill disciplinary tactic.
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Education officials unveiled new rules on Tuesday which will mandate that city elementary schools use one of three "research-backed" reading curricula.
High taxes and heavy regulations are as effective as prohibition at creating black markets.
Politicians in the last century accused pinball of being mob activity.
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Kathy Hochul isn't just waging a war on menthols. She's also floating a ban on all cigarette sales in the state.
'Digidog is out of the pound," New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared, not ominously.
The case against the former president is both morally dubious and legally shaky.
Alvin Bragg's case against Donald Trump has put the once-obscure position of district attorney into the national spotlight.
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The New York charges look weak, and Americans think they’re politically motivated.
Trump is charged with 34 criminal counts connected to the payment of $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016 as part of a nondisclosure agreement.
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