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NYC Lawmakers Move to Block Amazon HQ2-Style Secret Deals

A gantry that reads "Long Island" is seen from Gantry Plaza State Park in the Long Island City neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York.

A gantry that reads "Long Island" is seen from Gantry Plaza State Park in the Long Island City neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York.

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New York City council members will introduce legislation to prevent city officials signing non-disclosure agreements like the ones used in talks with Amazon.com Inc. over its new headquarters.

Council members Brad Lander, Jumaane Williams and Jimmy Van Bramer plan to introduce the legislation. Lander, the council’s deputy leader for policy, said parallel legislation is in the works at the state level. City legislation aimed at prohibiting future non-disclosure agreements isn’t ready for review, Lander said.