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Jamaal Bowman has been very clear for months about his position on President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill: He would only give the legislation a thumbs up if it was on the House floor the same time as another massive spending bill, the Build Back Better Act. more
Why? Why is this a topic for a labor union? What does what’s happening overseas have to do with creating better working conditions for our professors at CUNY schools? more
He’s never shied away from backing a labor union before, but Councilman Eric Dinowitz is not happy with the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY decision to denounce Israel, backing  every college professor who reportedly resigned from the union in light of the measure. more
Jamaal Bowman wants to make it easier for more first-time candidates to run for office. That’s part of the reason why he supported the For the People Act — or H.R. 1 — last May. This massive election reform bill intends to institute a national public campaign financing system while rolling back some of the significant voter restrictions put in place by many Republican-led states. more
State lawmakers accomplished something this budget season many deemed impossible: They finally legalized marijuana in New York. Effective immediately, anyone older than 21 in New York can legally carry up to three ounces of marijuana and even smoke it in public, although many restrictions on where that’s permitted already are in place. For instance, smoking it in schools or while driving a car remains illegal. more
While the U.S. House considers introducing articles of impeachment against Donald Trump for a second time, newly minted U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman is making moves to find out exactly what happened in the insurrection attempt against Capitol Hill on Wednesday, introducing his first bill as a congressman to help get to the bottom of it. more
There have been some huge political shakeups in the Bronx over the last couple years, attracting widespread media coverage and nationwide support in a borough often overlooked. more
The months and weeks leading up to New York’s Democratic primaries were filled with twists and turns as state officials struggled to find balance between keeping New Yorkers safe from the coronavirus pandemic and not hampering turnout in a critical summer political event. more
Working as a teacher and a principal for 20 years, Jamaal Bowman has met a lot of students and families — and he’s met the challenges those families face. more
There’s a lot of talk about how the coronavirus pandemic has hit businesses — but when it comes to schools, outside the fact that campuses are closed, some might be surprised to find out what’s happening inside. more
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