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  • Quinn Announces Bill to Limit Number of Immigrants Turned Over to Feds

    December 18, 2012 - “We in local government are saying to the federal level: You may not have let our state and our governor out of this program, but we're going to find a way to make sure the five boroughs gets out,’" said Council Speaker Christine Quinn. “We're not going to let you...
  • UFCW Local 1500 Endorses Quinn for Mayor

    December 13, 2012 - “Speaker Quinn understands that wages matter in growing the economy of this city and sustaining a strong middle class,” UFCW 1500 President Bruce Both said. “Through her support for laws that set either living, prevailing or minimum wages for workers in various sectors of our economy, Speaker Quinn has shown...
  • Speaker Quinn: Shop Staten Island, City Businesses Impacted By Sandy During Holidays

    December 10, 2012 - "In the height of the holiday shopping season, we need to make sure that New Yorkers, tourists and all shoppers are fully aware that many small businesses were impacted by Sandy and have reopened and are ready to serve customers," Ms. Quinn said. Read the Article
  • Lawmakers Aim to Aid Recovery for Small Businesses

    December 10, 2012 - "This effort today really, in some ways, sums up what the Sandy recovery has been about. It's about people stepping up and helping themselves," said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. "It's been about communities coming together and supporting each other." Read the Article
  • The Leader of the Pack

    December 10, 2012 - Quinn "prevented 4,000 teacher layoffs, legislated against intimidation and harassment at reproductive health clinics and most recently instituted mandatory kindergarten attendance." Read the Article
  • Quinn Faults Mayor on Storm Work Days

    November 27, 2012 - New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to reverse his administration's plans to dock city employees' vacation or compensatory time for failing to report to work during the week superstorm Sandy hit. "Given the challenges of the week following the hurricane, I do not believe city...
  • Quinn Calls It

    November 19, 2012 - Quinn’s bold statement is just what we needed now — while the memory of Sandy is still fresh... We need to starts planning and preparing now, and Quinn's proposals are a very good start. Read the Article
  • Quinn: Run Overhead Power Lines Underground

    November 15, 2012 - "Clearly we need to strengthen our infrastructure to prepare us for the effects of climate change, particularly as we rebuild in areas devastated by Sandy," she said. Read the Article
  • Quinn Moving City Council Staffers Out of City Hall and Into Disaster Zone to Help Victims of Sandy

    November 13, 2012 - City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is moving Council staffers out of City Hall and into the disaster zone to help victims of superstorm Sandy, the Daily News has learned. At least a dozen staffers are being sent into the devastated communities, with each staffer’s skills matched to the areas where they...
  • She Sells Infrastructure by the Seashore: Chris Quinn's $20 Billion Disaster Plan

    November 13, 2012 - “Millions of New Yorkers have stories” from the hurricane, Council Speaker Christine Quinn declared this morning during a soaring, post-Sandy speech at the Association for a Better New York. Among those stories was Ms. Quinn’s own. It was an emotional moment that came during what was otherwise a wonky, if...
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