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Next City — Lazy. Leeches. Moochers. Takers. These are just some of the false aspersions cast upon the poor, often by policymakers who are seeking to justify cuts to programs that benefit the poor, from public housing to food stamps. It’s not worth helping them, they say, because the poor don’t work or contribute anything back to society.

El Diario — El próximo martes 7 de marzo estaba previsto que entrara en vigor una regulación del departamento de Trabajo del estado de Nueva York que imponía cambios en el uso de las tarjetas de débito para pagar salarios, imponía una serie de requisitos de información y consentimiento por parte del trabajador. La frase está escrita en pasado porque ya no va a ocurrir en esa fecha y podría no entrar en vigor nunca.

Manhattan Times — To Cedric Goodhouse, water is sacred. “Water is life, not just for me, but for all of mankind,” remarked Goodhouse, the Hunkpapa Lakota Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation, which is located near the construction site of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

Car insurance is unaffordable to 5.2 million New Yorkers, according to a report just issued by the U.S. Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO). But car insurance is not only expensive for New Yorkers – its pricing is also fundamentally discriminatory. That’s because New York allows car insurance companies to consider factors like a person’s education and occupation in determining coverage – even though these factors bear no relation to a person’s actual driving record or to public safety more broadly.

Daily News — Last Friday, hours before signing an executive order that put the Dodd-Frank financial reform law on the chopping block, President Trump name-checked Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. “There’s nobody better to tell me about Dodd-Frank than Jamie,” he said.

Translation: there’s no one better than Dimon to help gut Dodd-Frank.