open records

In pursuit of open records

Headquarters for New York City’s health and police departments are separated by the East River, but they might as well be worlds apart when it comes to transparency. In December, identical public record reques...

Investing in lobbying pays off

Lobbying can pay off for a company not just on Capitol Hill, but on Wall Street as well. For years, researchers have reported on the market success of companies that invest heavily in lobbying, so a California...
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Housing the Unwanted

For the next three years of J. Mercado’s life, finding a suitable place to live in New York City will depend entirely on how close the building is to area schools, plus the consent of his parole officer. Und...
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Vaccinations for Newborns

Many New York hospitals struggle to ensure that newborns are vaccinated against the hepatitis B virus prior to leaving the hospital, potentially putting those who are not vaccinated at increased risk of contrac...