New York City Council members are considering a bill that would prevent companies from using credit checks in employment decisions.
The bill's chief sponsor, Councilman Brad Lander, said Friday that job seekers should be judged by their qualifications, not by whether they have enough money to pay their bills.
Lander spoke at a hearing of the Council's Civil Rights Committee.
There are just two weeks left until working New Yorkers can spend what they have been earning. Starting July 30, workers in the city can start taking paid sick days based on the amount of hours they've worked.
The New York City Council wants free lunch for all public school students added to the budget for fiscal year 2015.
Get your bugles ready! Manhattan’s 5th Avenue will be the site of the annual “America’s Parade” to honor U.S. military veterans. Veterans Day is held on November 11th each year to mark the day that combat ended in World War 1.
New York City will launch a citywide gun buyback program later this year aimed at removing thousands of illegal guns off the street.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn made the announcement Sunday. The Council and the NYPD each will contribute $150,000 for 10 gun buyback events.
Individuals can surrender handguns with no questions asked.
The program will offer $200 for handguns and assault rifles and a $20 for rifles and shotguns.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Jessica Lappin, and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney gathered with advocates today to push for legislation ensuring transparency in advertising for Crisis Pregnancy Centers or CPCs. They say that CPCs use underhanded and dishonest tactics to deter women from having abortions.
Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly joined veteran law enforcement officials today in urging City Council members to vote down two bills that are expected to be voted on this week.
The first bill would establish an Inspector General position within the NYPD. That official would be responsible for overseeing and investigating police practices.
Mayor Bloomberg says if enacted, the legislation would interfere with police officers' ability to protect New Yorkers.