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New York has long held the status of “sanctuary city” and taking a page out of that book, a Brooklyn lawmaker is moving ahead with plans to have his office serve as a sanctuary district. … Full Article

Cuomo signs bill seeking to move NY to popular vote

The day before the election, Gov. … Full Article

Schumer wins re-election to Senate, in line to replace Reid

ALBANY— Three-term Democratic New York U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has won re-election, easily fending off a challenge from a little-known and poorly funded Republican New York City lawyer. … Full Article

Hamilton joins IDC as election shakeup looms

State Sen. Jesse Hamilton’s surprise announcement on Monday that he has decided to join a group of breakaway Democrats in the State Senate will give the band of political mavericks some added clout in the legislative chamber, according to political observers. … Full Article

Report slams NY pension system's hedge fund investments

A scathing report issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Monday slammed Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for state pension fund investments in hedge funds that cost the state more than $1 billion in fees. … Full Article

De Blasio’s goal of 30 percent contract awards to minorities and women may hit stumbling block in Albany

Flanked by minority and women business owners, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday an ambitious plan to award 30 percent of the dollar amount of city contracts to minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) by 2021. … Full Article

Long wins new term as Conservative Party chairman

Mike Long, the Bay Ridge business leader who has been the outspoken head of the New York State Conservative Party for more than two decades, has been re-elected to another term as the party’s chairman. … Full Article

State Senate looks at counter-terrorism

Two Brooklyn lawmakers have been named to serve on a new task force that will look at New York state’s counter-terrorism measures and come up with ways to increase public safety. … Full Article

Cuomo signs bill to extend WTC filing deadline

A move by Gov.Andrew Cuomo to give workers who assisted in the recovery effort at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks more time to apply for medical benefits is being praised by Brooklyn lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle. … Full Article

Slow start in primary election, despite some ‘vigorous’ races in Brooklyn

Voter turnout was running light in Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights in today’s primary election, the third primary of the year in New York City. … Full Article

Tuesday is Primary Election Day in New York: Who's running in Brooklyn?

Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots in Tuesday’s primary, where they will select their party's candidates for the general election in November. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. … Full Article

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