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With the school year underway, Republican members of the state assembly are pushing for legislation to help teachers who have to dip into their own pockets to pay for classroom supplies. … Full Article

Central Brooklyn Dems hold off on Teachout endorsement

After receiving an endorsement from the Public Employees Federation, gubernatorial hopeful Zephyr Teachout was in Park Slope on Thursday hoping to receive another endorsement — from the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats (CBID). … Full Article

Teachout celebrates court victory over Cuomo in Brooklyn, pushes for debate

Zephyr Teachout, Democratic challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, celebrated her latest legal victory over the governor on Monday with a party at the Hollow Nickel on Atlantic Avenue, not far from the courthouse. … Full Article

Poll: NY voters call Albany corruption serious

ALBANY— Most New York voters think corruption is a serious problem in Albany, though most are unfamiliar with the anti-corruption commission the governor shuttered in April, according to a poll released Monday. … Full Article

Cuomo challenger will fight to stay on NY ballot

Law professor Zephyr Teachout on Thursday defended her campaign to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo against claims that she hasn't lived in New York long enough to be on next month's Democratic Primary ballot. … Full Article

Poll: Cuomo lead cut after allegations

ALBANY— New polling suggests that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's lead over his GOP challenger shrank following news that his administration is being investigated for meddling with an anti-corruption commission. … Full Article

Schumer: NYC has become wild, Wild West for drones

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer warned on Sunday that drones are spying on New York City citizens, being used by crooks and sometimes flying out of control. … Full Article

Cuomo considering trip to Israel despite Gaza conflict

ALBANY— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's considering a visit to Israel, despite that nation's ongoing conflict with the militant group Hamas in Gaza. … Full Article

Chikungunya hits Long Island – and Schumer wants action to stop spread

The first thing to know about Chikungunya is there is no cure. The second thing is it’s a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes, which has spread like wildfire from Africa and Asia to the Caribbean and South America. … Full Article

Poll shows voter suspicion of NY legislators

ALBANY— A Siena College poll of likely New York voters shows 65 percent think most state legislators do what's best for themselves and their political friends and that it's no surprise when another one gets indicted. … Full Article

Lentol advocates Homeowners Bill of Rights

Insurance companies would be mandated to spell out – in plain English, not bureaucratic double talk – the details of policy coverage in the event of a natural disaster if a bill recently passed by the State Assembly becomes law. … Full Article
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