Report slams NY pension system's hedge fund investments

A scathing report issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Monday slammed Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for state pension fund investments in hedge funds that cost the state more than $1 billion in fees. … Full Article

De Blasio’s goal of 30 percent contract awards to minorities and women may hit stumbling block in Albany

Flanked by minority and women business owners, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday an ambitious plan to award 30 percent of the dollar amount of city contracts to minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) by 2021. … Full Article

Long wins new term as Conservative Party chairman

Mike Long, the Bay Ridge business leader who has been the outspoken head of the New York State Conservative Party for more than two decades, has been re-elected to another term as the party’s chairman. … 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


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