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New York has become a ‘city for the rich’ in recent decades, a shift in its real estate market that impacts policy-making, too. Alessandro Colle / Shutterstock

New York’s new rental protections won’t end the outsize influence of big developers who pay the city’s bills

New York City's municipal budget relies heavily on the property taxes of extremely high-value real estate. That drives gentrification and distorts local policy in other ways that hurt residents.
Many of Baltimore’s city services are crippled by a cyberattack. The Conversation from City of Baltimore and Love Silhouette/Shutterstock.com

Hackers seek ransoms from Baltimore and communities across the US

Ransomware has crippled governments and companies around the world, encrypting data and demanding payment for the decryption key – though that's no guarantee of recovering the information.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford returns to the provincial legislature during a midnight session to debate the bill that cut the size of Toronto city council from 47 representatives to 25 in September 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Toronto must keep fighting Doug Ford – for the good of democracy

City council is a level of government deserving of recognition and autonomy. That's why Toronto must continue to fight Ontario's attempt to exert its will over the city.

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