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A host of city and state elected officials stood on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall with Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon on Tuesday as she announced that she will seek re-election to represent the  … 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

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

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