Assemblymember Simon wants to hang out with you on the stoop

It’s a stoop-endous idea: Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Cobble Hill) is inviting her constituents to join her for conversations where Brooklynites traditionally hang out to chat and observe the hurly-burly of street life – on the stoop. … Full Article

Working Families Party endorses Harris for Assembly

With the Democratic County Committee poised to meet this week to select a candidate to run for the state Assembly seat vacated by Alec Brook-Krasny, would-be candidates are busy working behind the scenes to try and secure the support of committee members. … Full Article

Reflections on my first 'semester' as a freshman legislator

From “So, how was it in Albany? Are you loving it? Is it everything you expected/hoped it would be?” to “Tell me, how awful is it up there?” and “Who’s the next indictment?” I have been getting lots of questions. … Full Article

District Attorney Thompson explains his position on special prosecutor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Wednesday that appointed Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as a special prosecutor in cases involving people who have been killed by the police. … Full Article

Bay Ridge lawmakers say rent law needed tweaking

State Assembly members representing Bay Ridge all voted in favor of legislation extending New York City’s rent control law and each pointed to what they said are positive changes in the legislation that will help tenants and homeowners. … Full Article

NY legislators approve rent controls, tax rebate

ALBANY— New York lawmakers approved legislation Thursday night to continue rent controls in New York City and a statewide property tax cap while providing rebates to homeowners over four years. … Full Article

Malliotakis tells Rutgers students to get active in politics

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who first won a seat in the Assembly at the age of 29, told a group of female Rutgers University students about her journey to elective office and urged them to think about careers in politics. … Full Article

New York rent regulations for 2 million tenants expire

ALBANY— A law affecting rents paid by 2 million New York City tenants expired late Monday as state lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on extending it before a midnight deadline. … Full Article

De Blasio urges Albany to act on rent rules, schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to strengthen his city's rent regulations and modify a real estate tax break to require more affordable housing, saying there is no excuse for inaction on issues affecting millions of city residents. … Full Article

State Senate targets domestic violence, child abuse

Members of the New York State Senate predicted that a pair of bills they recently passed will help victims of domestic violence and child abuse in the state if the proposed legislation is eventually signed into law. … Full Article


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