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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

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

Cuomo unveils $145.3 billion budget plan, initiatives

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $145.3 billion budget proposal unveiled Wednesday proposes spending the state's $2.3 billion windfall from court settlements to house the poor and homeless, freeze Thruway tolls and make large investments in public infrastructure. … Full Article

Malliotakis blasts Cuomo’s minimum wage hike

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for State University of New York (SUNY) workers sets a dangerous precedent, according to Republican Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis. … Full Article

Rampant development and lack of city planning key topics at Squadron’s open house

Protecting New York City’s open space from development and the lack of enlightened city planning were two major areas of concern expressed by constituents at state Sen. Daniel Squadron’s town hall in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday. … Full Article

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

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