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The Brooklyn waterfront’s new state Senator Brian Kavanagh wants residents of the 26th District Senate seat formerly held by Daniel Squadron to know that “Brooklyn will not be lost in the shuffle.” … Full Article

Gov. Cuomo signs 9/11 sick leave bill

Two Brooklyn lawmakers who pushed for legislation to help first responders and others suffering from Sept. 11-related illnesses said they were grateful when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed their bill into law earlier this week. … Full Article

Tuesday is primary election day, and several Brooklyn races are red-hot

Brooklyn voters should be especially interested in hustling out to the polls for Tuesday’s primary election, as several races directly affect issues important to residents here, such as affordable housing, development and the Brooklyn judicial system. … Full Article

Candidates vying to replace Sen. Squadron to debate Sunday in Brooklyn Heights

Six candidates vying to replace state Sen. Daniel Squadron for the 26th state Senate seat (Brooklyn waterfront-lower Manhattan) are set to debate on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 4-6 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 119-121 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Squadron looks forward to his new political role

Daniel Squadron had no regrets as he took his leave from the New York state Senate. … Full Article

Golden says Lhota’s subway fix plan the right move

It has been a Summer of Hell for subway riders, but state Sen. Marty Golden said a plan by MTA Chairman Joe Lhota to fix the city’s ailing transit system is a step in the right direction. … Full Article

Candidates seeking change rail against Board of Elections in Brooklyn

Roughly a dozen candidates running for positions in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and beyond gathered in front of the Brooklyn Board of Elections on Adams Street Tuesday, calling for election law reform and the defeat of their political opponents in the city and state’s political machine. … Full Article

Cuomo signs Savino property tax exemption bill

Thousands of senior citizens in Brooklyn who up to now have not been eligible for a state program that gives older adults a break on their property taxes will finally be able to receive the financial boost, according to state Sen. Diane Savino. … Full Article

Hamilton says turnstile jumping shouldn’t be crime

An astonishing 92 percent of New York City residents arrested for turnstile jumping in subways are people of color, according to an eye-opening report released by state Sen. Jesse Hamilton. … Full Article

Carroll says MTA fix-up requires ‘uncomfortable choices’

If state officials are going to make MTA run the city’s buses and subways more efficiently, it will require lawmakers to make “uncomfortable choices,” according to Assemblymember Robert Carroll. … Full Article

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