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None of you voted yesterday, but here’s what happened

None of you voted yesterday, but here’s what happened

"I'm not voting. I think this is a mailbox. Santa reads letters all year, right?" Yesterday’s election was one for the ages. Because it’s been ages since so many of you stayed home. “I’m afraid we may see the lowest turnout in many, many years,” wrote Committee of Seventy vice president and policy director Ellen Kaplan in last night’s...

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Curtis Jones On Business Tax Reform: “It’s A Wild-Ass Guess”

Curtis Jones On Business Tax Reform: “It’s A Wild-Ass Guess”

After seven hours of testimony from a lot of smart, important-sounding people, the city is no closer to reaching a consensus about the efficacy of a business tax reform plan currently before Council. Curtis Jones summed up the whole debate pretty succinctly: “A lot of this is the WAG theory,” the councilman said. “It’s a wild-ass guess.” The...

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Reforming Government Is Trickier Than We Care to Believe

For this week’s PW list extravaganza we talked to Councilman Bill Green, Deputy City Controller Harvey Rice and former Controller candidate Brett Mandel about some ways to save money and eliminate waste in the city budget. They had lots of ideas, like paperless government, eliminating row offices, doing a better job collecting owed money and more. However,...

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