The schedule disseminated by the NYSDOL calls for the requisite hearing to be completed by late June. New York State Restaurant Association President Melissa Fleischut opined in response to the schedule, “Important policy decisions deserve substantial discussions, not a rushed process by unelected citizens,” referring to the fact that the Department has allotted fewer than 45 days for consideration of the issues by the Wage Board, an appointed body. The members of the Wage Board are Mayor of Buffalo Byron Brown, Secretary-Treasuer of the SEIU Mike Fishman and Kevin Ryan, Chairman of Gilt. … [Read more...] about New York “Fast Food Wage Board” Formally Convened
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On March 24, 2017, EPA Administrator E. Scott Pruitt circulated a memorandum to the Acting Deputy Administrator, General Counsel, Assistant Administrators, Inspector General, Chief Financial Officer, Chief of Staff, Associate Administrators, Regional Administrators, and the Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. … [Read more...] about What EPA Regulation Do You See as Warranting Repeal, Replacement, or Modification?
“This is what happens when you give people a choice. They show up and they reject the status quo,” she said. “They reject the career politicians who have been financed by big banks, luxury real estate developers and multigenerational political machines. They choose a progressive woman who rejected corporate money, and ran a grass roots campaign that envisions a progressive New York that serves the many, not just the few.” … [Read more...] about Crowley’s upset defeat ripples across political landscape in New York
On Thursday, the just-formed Delta Conveyance Finance Authority, led by the regional water agencies backing the tunnels project, is expected to start the application process for a $1.6 billion federal water infrastructure loan administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. … [Read more...] about Delta tunnels get ‘real’ as backers seek $1.6B loan from Trump administration
The charge was thrown about repeatedly in the 2016 presidential election, when Democrats said then-candidate Donald Trump's contention that the election might be "rigged" would undercut faith in the system. Democrats, and many in the media, pressed Trump to promise to accept the election results. (When Trump won, the question was turned around, and Democrats were the ones who had difficulty accepting the voters' decision.) … [Read more...] about York: Midterms a low point for undermining faith in democracy