While the City Council overwhelmingly voted to pass new, expanded paid sick leave legislation this afternoon, the council’s tiny Republican bloc loudly opposed the measure.
The three council Republicans–Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio, Steven Matteo and Eric Ulrich–joined two Democrats in voting against the bill, which will expand the number of businesses that need to provide paid sick days to their employees. Republicans argued that the bill, supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio, will slow hiring and even lead to an “underground” economy. Continue reading “City Council GOP Slams Expanded Paid Sick Leave Bill”→
Mayor Bill de Blasio had breakfast this morning with Staten Island residents and lawmakers, where he vowed that Staten Island would no longer be the “forgotten borough” and at one point joked about recruiting outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman to his press team.