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With the school year underway, Republican members of the state assembly are pushing for legislation to help teachers who have to dip into their own pockets to pay for classroom supplies. … Full Article

Sikora launches campaign for Millman's Assembly seat

Pete Sikora officially launched his candidacy for Brooklyn’s 52nd-Assembly District on Smith Street Tuesday morning with endorsements from state Senator Daniel Squadron, Councilmembers Brad Lander and Steve Levin, and a clutch of adorable toddlers. … Full Article

Minority leaders to Cuomo: ‘Do the right thing’ for LICH

Minority leaders on Friday called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to “do the right thing” and halt the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

SUNY board officially approves sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis

After more than a year of community protests and litigation, trustees for the State University of New York (SUNY) voted to approve the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Gro … Full Article

McCall reappointed as chairman of SUNY

The State University of New York announced on Tuesday that H. Carl McCall has been reappointed as trustee and chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees. Additionally, SUNY announced the appointment of Lawrence Waldman and the reappointment of Eric Corngold as trustee. … Full Article

Black, Puerto Rican Caucus protests SUNY’s treatment of LICH bidders

Members of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican/ Hispanic and Asian Caucus have sent a letter to the SUNY Board of Trustees expressing deep concern with the way it handled the sale of Long Island College Hospital. … Full Article

State moves to ban tattoos on animals

If you want to get your dog a tattoo, you might have to move to another state. A bill that would prohibit tattoos and piercings on dogs, cats and other pets has been approved by both houses of the State Legislature and will be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo. … Full Article

Assembly votes to suspend hydrofracking for three years

With the deadline for the end of the legislative session fast approaching, the New York State Assembly voted to suspend drilling natural gas, a process known as hydrofracking, for three years while lawmakers study the environmental impact. … Full Article

OPINION: Could LICH cost Cuomo the election?

The growing political fallout over the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH), described by Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter Mary Frost in a recent article, should be no surprise. … Full Article

GOP wages 11th hour fight for human trafficking crackdown bill

In the waning days of the legislative session in Albany, state lawmakers were a whirlwind of activity, running around, advocating for various bills and hoping that their proposed legislation made the final cut. … Full Article

Malliotakis changes position on legalizing medical marijuana

Momentum appeared to be building in favor of the legalization of medical marijuana in New York State as lawmakers entered the home stretch of their legislative session. … Full Article
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