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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 lawmake … Full Article

Pamela Harris resigns from State Assembly

Democratic Assemblymember Pamela Harris, who was indicted by a federal grand jury on a slew of corruption charges in January, has resigned in disgrace from her state Assembly seat. … Full Article

Bill to keep guns out of the hands of persons deemed dangerous shot down by State Senate Republicans

Early Friday morning, New York state Senate Republicans — once again — blocked a bill that would keep guns out of the hands of violence-prone people. … Full Article

Riders Alliance rallies for congestion pricing

Mounting a last-minute push to win approval of congestion pricing, members of the transit advocacy group Riders Alliance held a protest demonstration outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s midtown Manhattan office during the evening rush hour on Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn could be seeing a lot of Cynthia Nixon

If the early days of her campaign are any indication, Democrat Cynthia Nixon will be showing Brooklyn a lot of love as she runs for governor. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols push for answers in NYCHA emergency

The 396,581 tenants living in poor conditions in apartments run by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) have been receiving a great deal of attention from state elected officials lately, including Gov. … Full Article

Nixon visits Brownsville to kick off campaign for governor

Actress Cynthia Nixon came to Brooklyn on Tuesday to officially kick off her run for governor of New York state, making a campaign appearance in Brownville and vowing to work to get subway trains running on time, improve public schools and root out political corruption in Albany. … Full Article

Golden talks congestion pricing, speed cameras

As state budget negotiations intensified in Albany ahead of an April 1 deadline, an influential Brooklyn state senator said he is in favor, at least in principle, of a proposal to institute a congestion pricing plan to get vehicles off clogged Midtown Manhattan streets and another idea that would … Full Article

State Senate IDC pushes for NYCHA reforms

In the wake of the release of their scathing report on the levels of lead found in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings, members of the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference are pushing for major reforms in the city’s management of housing units. … Full Article

Sex abuse survivors demand GOP support for bill

A group of protesters that included survivors of child sex abuse demonstrated outside Republican state Sen. … Full Article

MTA head Lhota joins retired Assemblymember Brennan to discuss transit crisis

In the best tradition of Daniel entering the lion’s den, one-time Republican mayoral candidate and current MTA head Joe Lhota appeared before the Independent Neighborhood Democrats at St. Francis College to explain the origins of and possible remedies for the city’s growing transit crisis. … Full Article

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