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Politico FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Former Public Advocate Mark Green is endorsing City Council Member Ben Kallos for Manhattan borough president by Erin Durkin

FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Former Public Advocate Mark Green is endorsing City Council Member Ben Kallos for Manhattan borough president

FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Former Public Advocate Mark Green is endorsing City Council Member Ben Kallos for Manhattan borough president. “There are no easy public policy issues, but Ben has taken on some of the hardest,” Green said. Kallos was the policy director on Green’s ... 2009 campaign to reclaim the public advocate’s office.

Politico First in Playbook: The International Union of Operating Engineers’ six New York locals are endorsing City Council Member Ben Kallos by Erin Durkin

First in Playbook: The International Union of Operating Engineers’ six New York locals are endorsing City Council Member Ben Kallos

FIRST IN PLAYBOOK — The International Union of Operating Engineers’ six New York locals are endorsing City Council Member Ben Kallos, who last week launched an early bid for Manhattan borough president. Kallos has pushed bills to track construction deaths and injuries and to require workers on city-subsidized projects to get prevailing wage.

Politico Issa's FITARA Amendment on Tap Today by Alex Byers

Issa's FITARA Amendment on Tap Today

As we’ve reported, though, the proposed text looks a bit different than the version that cleared the committee earlier this year — for example, it cut two paragraphs that promoted open-source software. That’s not exactly music to the ears of open government advocates — one, for example, told us that a government pivot to open source would be a cost-saver and potential job creator.