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Brooklyn officials are fiercely negotiating in Albany to restore to the budget hundreds of millions of dollars meant to prop up teetering safety-net hospitals -- including Interfaith Medical Center … Full Article

State Senate wants word ‘prostitute’ banned from penal law

The New York State Penal Law will no longer contain the word “prostitute” if legislation approved by the State Senate this week becomes law. … Full Article

Cuomo names Kenneth Adams as tax commissioner

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday named Kenneth Adams, veteran business and economic development administrator from Brooklyn, as the commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. … Full Article

Brooklyn judicial family to get good will boost by state legislature

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a pension benefit that will increase the amount a widow of a Brooklyn judge will receive following her husband’s battle with cancer. … Full Article

Mario Cuomo’s Brooklyn Roots: From Court Street Lawyer to governor

Although the late New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died on Thursday, was born and grew up in Queens, his formative legal experiences were in Brooklyn — both at St. John’s Law School, which was then on Schermerhorn Street, and later on Court Street. … Full Article

Mario Cuomo's funeral begins with dignitaries on hand

Dignitaries from both sides of the political aisle converged Tuesday to bid goodbye to former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo, a Democratic Party icon who left a progressive legacy of speaking out for the voiceless and powerless. … Full Article

Mario Cuomo: A kid from Queens who became NY governor

Mario Cuomo loved to tell the story of how his father, an immigrant from Italy, lost his business in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. "A broker jumped out the window and landed on his push cart," Cuomo explained. … Full Article

Cuomo to deliver inaugural addresses in NYC and Buffalo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be delivering his second inaugural address in two separate locations on Thursday, Jan. 1: the first in New York City at One World Trade Center at noon, and a second in Buffalo at 4:30 p.m. … Full Article

State Senate to hold hearings on police safety

In the wake of the assassinations of police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on a Brooklyn street, Republican leaders of the New York State Senate announced that the senate will hold a series of public hearings starting in early January to examine police safety. … Full Article

DiNapoli tops GOP foe for new NY comptroller term

ALBANY — Democratic Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli won another term as the state's chief financial officer on Tuesday, turning back a challenge from little-known Republican Robert Antonacci. … Full Article

Schneiderman re-elected New York attorney general

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman defeated the former chief of staff for New York's last Republican governor on Tuesday to hold onto his job as the state's top lawyer. … Full Article
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