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Stringer unveils plan for NYC to take active role in growing legal pot industry

Stringer unveils plan for NYC to take active role in growing legal pot industry

Just 1% of marijuana dispensaries in the country are Black-owned, according to city Comptroller Scott Stringer who promised Tuesday to end the inequity in New York City if he’s elected mayor. With recreational cannabis now legal for adults in New York, Stringer said he would provide city-funded grants to help pot entrepreneurs get licenses and set up a “shared manufacturing space,” among other steps. He also envisions job training programs, technical assistance and legal counseling from the city. Advertisement All of the measures would be geared toward those who have been targeted in the...

Apr 20
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Diddy, Jay-Z and Nas endorse Ray McGuire for NYC mayor

Diddy, Jay-Z and Nas endorse Ray McGuire for NYC mayor

Diddy, Jay-Z and Nas are endorsing Ray McGuire for New York City mayor, adding a major dose of star power to his campaign and giving the candidate credibility with fans of some of the biggest names in hip-hop. “New York is in a state of emergency,” Diddy says in a video the McGuire campaign was set to . “New York could be the first city that really does something bold to take care of the people. That’s why I was excited about this conversation, just knowing Ray.” Advertisement McGuire interjects that he’s known Diddy and the other hip-hop moguls in the video for decades. “Through those 30...

Apr 14
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Black, Latino first responder groups endorse Eric Adams for NYC mayor

Black, Latino first responder groups endorse Eric Adams for NYC mayor

Mayoral hopeful Eric Adams spoke out against protests over police brutality on Sunday, saying the city streets are not the place to fight for justice, while accepting endorsements from Black and Latino first responder groups. The Brooklyn borough president won the backing for his mayoral bid from the Vulcan Society of Black FDNY firefighters, the Grand Council of Guardians representing Black law enforcement officers and the Latino Peace Officer Association’s New York City chapter. Advertisement Accepting their endorsements outside the Vulcan Society headquarters in Crown Heights, Adams...

Apr 18
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‘I have enough dirt to cover your body 18 feet over’: GOP NYC mayoral debate gets heated

‘I have enough dirt to cover your body 18 feet over’: GOP NYC mayoral debate gets heated

At Wednesday’s GOP mayoral debate, it was hard to tell whether the two contenders on stage had more scorn for city Democrats or for each other. Curtis Sliwa, the controversial founder of the Guardian Angels, contemptuously called his rival Fernando Mateo “a de Blasio Republican,” saying Mateo had illegally raised campaign funds for the incumbent mayor. Advertisement Using a Trumpism, Mateo called the allegation “fake news.” “You know what? I have enough dirt to cover your body 18 feet over!” Mateo exploded, going on to list scurrilous allegations against Sliwa. “People don’t want to hear...

Mar 31
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N.Y. state lawmakers finalize deal on legalizing recreational marijuana

N.Y. state lawmakers finalize deal on legalizing recreational marijuana

New York is going green — the leafy green of cannabis, that is. The sale of recreational marijuana would be legal for adults 21 and older in the Empire State, under legislation top lawmakers agreed to late Saturday. Advertisement Coming after years of harsh penalties for marijuana possession — with many New Yorkers of color in particular slapped with life-ruining sentences — the legislation would also expunge criminal records for people who bought or sold quantities that will become legal. “For generations, too many New Yorkers have been unfairly penalized for the use and sale of adult-use...

Mar 28
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NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley gets matching funds in historic year for fundraising

NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley gets matching funds in historic year for fundraising

Maya Wiley received $1.9 million for her mayoral run on Monday, as part of the system in which the city matches campaign contributions from New Yorkers. After narrowly qualifying for the matching funds, the influx of cash put her campaign war chest at nearly $4 million, according to her campaign. Advertisement “With less than 100 days left in this campaign, we will have all the funds we need to speak to New Yorkers across the five boroughs about why Maya Wiley is the change-making woman we need at City Hall,” her campaign manager Maya Rupert crowed in a statement. Monday’s disbursement...

Mar 15
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COVID pandemic forced over 50% of NYC women who provide care for kids to cut back on work: report

COVID pandemic forced over 50% of NYC women who provide care for kids to cut back on work: report

The pandemic forced more than half of New York City women who provide care for children to cut back on paid working hours — part of “seismic changes” to the workforce, according to a poll conducted by city Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office. Stringer, who’s running for mayor, said the data show the need for better access to child care and stronger job protections for care providers, among other steps. Advertisement “No one should have to choose between their job and their own health or the health of their loved ones,” he said in a Sunday statement. “If we want to tap our city’s full...

Mar 14
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Andrew Yang leads the pack in new poll about NYC mayoral candidates

Andrew Yang leads the pack in new poll about NYC mayoral candidates

With just over 100 days to go before New York City’s mayoral primary, Andrew Yang continues to enjoy a significant lead over the competition. He had support from 32% of likely Democratic voters in by Emerson College, PIX 11 and NewsNation. Advertisement Yang was trailed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who came in with 19%, and Maya Wiley, a former top legal adviser to Mayor de Blasio, who had 9%. Out of the pool of 1,128 likely voters, 17% were either undecided or supported a candidate who wasn’t listed. The poll didn’t ask about name recognition. But found Yang, who rose to...

Mar 9
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NYC landmark voting rights bill could pave way for ranked-choice voting nationwide

NYC landmark voting rights bill could pave way for ranked-choice voting nationwide

Ranked-choice voting, the balloting method debuting this year in New York City, could eventually come to federal elections, under legislation from Bronx Congressman Ritchie Torres. As part of the passed in the House of Representatives this week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office would study how ranked-choice voting impacts “voter turnout, negative campaigning and who decides to run for office” — a possible first step toward taking the process nationwide. Advertisement “The New York City 2021 election cycle is going to be the largest laboratory for ranked-choice voting in the...

Mar 4
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Trump rails against favorite targets in bitter speech at CPAC

Trump rails against favorite targets in bitter speech at CPAC

He’s out of office, but not out of insults. Former President Donald Trump on Sunday railed against a few of his frequent targets — President Biden, immigrants and the media — at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas. Advertisement “Joe Biden has brought our country to the brink of ruin,” Trump told his audience. “Right here in Texas, we are the epicenter of a border and migration crisis unlike anything anyone has seen before.” He also trashed the tech giants he sued last week for blocking him. Advertisement “These Silicon Valley tyrants are also attacking our democracy...

Jul 11
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