Friday, June 24, 2011

The New York Times

Hakim & Kaplan report: “The New York State Legislature abruptly adjourned for the night late Thursday without voting on any of the highest-profile measures before it, including same-sex marriage.”

Santos & Hernandez write: “The leader of a group of municipal labor unions accused city officials on Thursday of shutting the door on negotiations over a financial rescue package that could avert thousands of teacher layoffs after the Bloomberg administration rejected an offer of $262 million to help close a budget gap. “

Kirk Semple notes: “Asians, a group more commonly associated with the West Coast, are surging in New York, where they have long been eclipsed in the city’s kaleidoscopic racial and ethnic mix. For the first time, according to census figures released in the spring, their numbers have topped one million — nearly 1 in 8 New Yorkers — which is more than the Asian population in the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles combined. That milestone, in turn, has become a rallying cry for Asian New Yorkers who have been working for years to win more political representation, government assistance and public recognition.”

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