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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
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

Bill that would penalize bridge climbers winds through Senate

New York City bridge climbers may soon be faced with up to a year in the slammer, if a bill sponsored by state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights-Greenpoint-Lower Manhattan) moves to a full Senate vote. … Full Article

Gov. Cuomo, NY lawmakers aim for state budget deal by Friday

Time is ticking on a budget deal as state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo attempt to find compromise on the minimum wage, a paid family leave proposal and other key items in the massive spending blueprint. … Full Article

Democrats officially tap Schumer for re-election bid

New York Democrats have nominated U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Brooklyn native, to run for a fourth term. State Democratic Committee members unanimously backed Schumer on Monday during a meeting in Westchester County. … Full Article

NY lawmakers want state pension fund to drop oil companies

Nearly two dozen state lawmakers want New York's public pension fund to drop stock holdings in oil, natural gas and coal companies as part of a movement against global warming. … Full Article

Coalition fighting $15 minimum wage in NY continues to grow

A business-backed coalition fighting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage is growing. … Full Article

Advocates charge Cuomo shortchanging transit system

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making empty promises when it comes to the city’s buses and subways, transit advocates are charging. … Full Article

State Senate bill goes after Israel boycotters

New York shouldn’t be handing out state contracts to businesses that boycott Israel, according to Brooklyn lawmakers who voted for a bill to punish corporations seeking to economically harm the U.S. ally. … Full Article

Parties abound before and after Cuomo’s speech

The governor is speaking? Let’s party! … Full Article

Cuomo’s State of State draws mixed reaction in Brooklyn

Reaction poured in from both sides of the political aisle and from Brooklyn’s business community in the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sixth State of the State Address on Wednesday. … Full Article

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