City Council
  • Cigarette packs are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, NY on March 18, 2013

    Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed proposals from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would keep cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 19, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT
  • The team released its findings Tuesday, saying in a report to Governor Snyder that "no satisfactory plan exists to resolve a serious financial problem."

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 19, 2013, 4:54 PM EST
  • FILE - In this July 18, 2012 photo, A woman and children walk past a street mural depicting individual rights during a "Stop and Frisk" on in New York. The New York City Council Public Safety Committee will hear proposals to impose new requirements for police “stop-and-frisk" encounters, a strategy of detaining and sometimes searching anyone officers deem suspicious, but critics argue the practice is discriminatory and unfairly targets minorities.

    The New York Police Department's practice of stopping and frisking people on the streets has suddenly moved to the forefront as a combustible political issue.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 9:00 AM EST