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Two Brooklyn lawmakers have been named to serve on a new task force that will look at New York state’s counter-terrorism measures and come up with ways to increase public safety. … Full Article

State Senate looks at counter-terrorism

Two Brooklyn lawmakers have been named to serve on a new task force that will look at New York state’s counter-terrorism measures and come up with ways to increase public safety. … Full Article

Cuomo signs bill to extend WTC filing deadline

A move by Gov.Andrew Cuomo to give workers who assisted in the recovery effort at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks more time to apply for medical benefits is being praised by Brooklyn lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle. … Full Article

Slow start in primary election, despite some ‘vigorous’ races in Brooklyn

Voter turnout was running light in Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights in today’s primary election, the third primary of the year in New York City. … Full Article

Tuesday is Primary Election Day in New York: Who's running in Brooklyn?

Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots in Tuesday’s primary, where they will select their party's candidates for the general election in November. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. … Full Article

Jo Anne Simon announces bid for re-election to Assembly

A host of city and state elected officials stood on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall with Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon on Tuesday as she announced that she will seek re-election to represent the 52nd Assembly District for another two years. … Full Article

State Senate passes 22 bills to curb opioid crisis

Acting on a series of recommendations made by a special task force charged with investigating New York’s growing opioid crisis, the state Senate has approved a package of 22 bills aimed at combating the issue on several fronts. … Full Article

Hillary bash in NYC: Brooklyn ties & tears wrap up Democratic Primary celebrations

Brooklyn has been a "one-party town" for most of its existence, and this year was bound to have an even stronger direct connection to both national candidates. … Full Article

Hillary Clinton wins home state of New York

Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in New York, which she represented in the U.S. Senate for eight years. … Full Article

Trump wins Republican presidential primary in New York

Donald Trump triumphed with ease Tuesday in the Republican primary in New York, rebounding from a tough stretch that had strained his path to the GOP nomination and highlighted weaknesses in his campaign. … Full Article
Governor Cuomo Announces 2016-2017 State Budget Agreement

De Blasio: NYC dodged the bullet in NY State Budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders announced a budget late Thursday evening that spared New York City a crippling blow to its finances. … Full Article

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