It may be a publicity stunt, but that didn’t stop Staten Island pols from weighing in on the spate of creepy clown sightings around the borough in recent days.
“This IS creepy! Anyone spot this clown?” Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis asked on Twitter, linking to a story from the Staten Island Advance that described “several reports of a mysterious clown wandering the borough” holding green and yellow balloons.
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”→