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Squadron looks forward to his new political role

Daniel Squadron had no regrets as he took his leave from the New York state Senate. … Full Article

Golden says Lhota’s subway fix plan the right move

It has been a Summer of Hell for subway riders, but state Sen. Marty Golden said a plan by MTA Chairman Joe Lhota to fix the city’s ailing transit system is a step in the right direction. … Full Article

Candidates seeking change rail against Board of Elections in Brooklyn

Roughly a dozen candidates running for positions in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and beyond gathered in front of the Brooklyn Board of Elections on Adams Street Tuesday, calling for election law reform and the defeat of their political opponents in the city and state’s political machine. … Full Article

Cuomo signs Savino property tax exemption bill

Thousands of senior citizens in Brooklyn who up to now have not been eligible for a state program that gives older adults a break on their property taxes will finally be able to receive the financial boost, according to state Sen. Diane Savino. … Full Article

Hamilton says turnstile jumping shouldn’t be crime

An astonishing 92 percent of New York City residents arrested for turnstile jumping in subways are people of color, according to an eye-opening report released by state Sen. Jesse Hamilton. … Full Article

Carroll says MTA fix-up requires ‘uncomfortable choices’

If state officials are going to make MTA run the city’s buses and subways more efficiently, it will require lawmakers to make “uncomfortable choices,” according to Assemblymember Robert Carroll. … Full Article

Cuomo: State stepping in to protect electoral system from hacking

The federal government is failing to coordinate a response to evidence of Russian hacking of U.S. elections, so New York state is taking action on its own, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday. … Full Article

Savino lauds passage of her PTSD marijuana bill

Military veterans and others suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will have the option of treating the condition with medical marijuana if a bill passed by the state Senate on Tuesday is signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. … Full Article

Parker seeks to expand local drug treatment centers

State Sen. Kevin Parker, the ranking member on the State Senate Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committee, said the issue of drug addiction is deeply personal to him. … Full Article

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