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Cuomo Should Consider Banning Discrimination, Not Just Travel

Cuomo Should Consider Banning Discrimination, Not Just Travel

WSN Editorial Board
March 31, 2016
Filed under OPINION

When an official takes the effort to a make a social statement, not often is it made with genuine intent. Cuomo should endeavor to be the exception, not just another politician speaking in elevated tones with his fingers crossed behind his back.

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Density Bonuses Promote Sustainable Housing Affordability

Density Bonuses Promote Sustainable Housing Affordability

Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer
March 25, 2016
Filed under OPINION

If de Blasio wants to keep affordable housing around for the long term, his development plan sorely needs a density bonuses that incentivize developers to keep building affordable units.

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CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor
March 21, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Cuomo’s claim that reduced State funding “won’t cost New York City a penny” is patently absurd. Under the guise of cost-saving, Albany is trying to shift education costs from its budget onto the city and students who can least afford it.

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Keep Workers Out of Life-Threatening Snow

Keep Workers Out of Life-Threatening Snow

Daniel Moritz-Rabson, Staff Writer
January 29, 2016
Filed under OPINION

No matter the financial benefit of staying open during the storm, forcing workers to show up both disrespects and imperils them.

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Cuomo Can’t Order Homelessness Off the Street

Cuomo Can’t Order Homelessness Off the Street

January 27, 2016
Filed under OPINION

The governor should take care not to pat himself on the back for this singular effort, which does not address the main causes of homelessness and only forces the most underprivileged and neglected into bad conditions.

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McDonald’s should take a wage hike

McDonald’s should take a wage hike

WSN Editorial Board
April 6, 2015
Filed under OPINION

McDonald's recent wage increases are encouraging, but not enough to increase quality of life for minimum wage workers.

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Policymakers must shift focus outside classroom

Policymakers must shift focus outside classroom

Kenny Kyunghoon Lee, Contributing Columnist
April 2, 2015
Filed under OPINION

To improve NY public schools, policymakers should focus on improving the socioeconomic factors that contribute to school performance, rather than cracking down on teachers.

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Cuomo ethics reforms costly but worthwhile

Cuomo ethics reforms costly but worthwhile

WSN Editorial Board
March 31, 2015
Filed under OPINION

Ethics measures in recently announced NY State Cuomo budget are a welcome reform in a state plagued with corruption.

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NY must raise age of criminal responsibility

NY must raise age of criminal responsibility

Annie Cohen, Deputy Opinion Editor
March 30, 2015
Filed under OPINION

Gov. Cuomo's proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 is a step in the right direction.

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Cuomo calls for transparent legislators in speech at NYU Law

Cuomo calls for transparent legislators in speech at NYU Law

Alanna Bayarin, News Editor
February 3, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke on his new policy about transparency with legislators' outside income.

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Heavy-handed blizzard response justified

Heavy-handed blizzard response justified

WSN Editorial Board
January 29, 2015
Filed under OPINION

Reaction to blizzard justified despite underwhelming outcome.

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