In New York City, partners at top corporate law firms are maxing out on donations to congressmen that hold sway over federal court appointments and judiciary hearings. New York lawyers are the top contributors to Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, doling out just under $128,000 for the House Judiciary Committee member’s […]
New Jersey Wants Jobs as Christie Aims for Presidency
New Jersey will likely offer more in corporate tax incentives this year than ever before as Governor Chris Christie tries to boost job growth during his run for president. The state’s economic woes could hinder Christie’s chances at the White House, but incentive driven job growth could be a quick […]
Fresh Incentives in the Mayor’s Race
The Bloomberg administration’s $130 million subsidy of grocery-delivery company FreshDirect became a flash point in a recent mayoral debate when, on a question about job creation, Joe Lhota criticized Bill de Blasio’s disapproval of the subsidy.
Revamp EDC? It is under way
Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s lofty goal of leveling inequality suggests big changes at the Economic Development Corporation. But his broad policies won’t bring sweeping transformation — the EDC is spreading out its resources without him.
Bill de Blasio Plans to Implement Inclusionary Zoning if Elected
Mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio has ambitious plans to reshape the inequalities in the real estate market by mandating developers to build affordable housing.
Four More Years, Four More Industrial Parks?
New York’s next mayor wants a Brooklyn Navy Yard in each borough.
Back Pay for City Unions May Doom De Blasio’s Budget
City employees have been working without union contracts since 2009 in some cases and the next mayor is going to have to devise a way to pay all 306,000 of them retroactive and future wage increases.
Tourism Industry Uneasy About Life Post-Bloomberg
Tourism officials are worried about their future: the industry has seldom been discussed at mayoral debates and few concrete plans to increase tourism in the city have been discussed.