Letitia James, a longtime New York City politician with ties to both the state's underclass and its elites, beat three other candidates in a Democratic primary for attorney general, then turned her … Full Article

Senate passes Verrazano Bridge toll discount plan for Brooklyn

Call it the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge or the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. Either way, the toll is way too high. And Brooklynites are being hit the hardest by having to cough up the $17 round-trip fare. … Full Article

GOP to keep N.Y. Senate control after Democrat pledges support

The New York state Senate will remain in Republican hands — for now. A key Democratic state senator who has sided with Republicans said Tuesday that he will stay put — even if Democrats win two special elections Tuesday and win a numeric Senate majority. … Full Article

Cuomo move would have helped felon Michael Grimm vote for Donald Trump

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s move to allow paroled felons to vote would have helped ex-con and former congressman Michael Grimm elect President Donald Trump — but the disgraced former lawmaker who is fighting to get back his seat is saying “no thanks.” … Full Article

Salazar to challenge Dilan in Democratic Primary

In a sign of the ascendancy of the far left in Brooklyn politics, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America is running for a state senate seat in Bushwick.  … Full Article

Richardson denies she made anti-Semitic statement

A Brooklyn lawmaker who is embroiled in controversy over an anti-Semitic remark she allegedly made at a Community Board 17 meeting is fighting back. … Full Article

Palm Sunday Killer’s release angers Brooklyn pols

The release from prison of the killer responsible for the infamous Palm Sunday massacre in 1984 has generated an effort by two Brooklyn elected officials to change the law determining when convicts can get out of jail. … Full Article

De Blasio - Cuomo squabble continues as 65 NYCHA roofs replaced on time & under budget

On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that leaky roofs have been fully replaced at 65 NYCHA buildings on time and under budget. He also used the occasion to snipe at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sudden interest in NYCHA housing projects, just in time for the gubernatorial primaries in September. … Full Article

Cuomo hints Trump is reason for IDC-Democratic truce

President Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington, D.C. are a big part of the reason the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) rejoined the Senate’s mainstream Democrats on Wednesday after years of estrangement, Gov. … Full Article

Transit advocates say state budget doesn’t go far enough

The state budget agreement hammered out by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature last weekend doesn’t do enough to fix New York City’s deteriorating subway system, transit advocates charged. … Full Article

What IDC-Democratic reunion would mean for Brooklyn

Brooklyn political circles were abuzz Wednesday morning, following a New York Times article on a pending reunification of the State Senate’s Democratic Conference and the group of breakaway lawmakers called the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC). … Full Article


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