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

Cuomo vows to fix NYC subway

Brooklyn residents who endure long waits for trains and then ride in subways cars that are as crowded as cattle cars might have some good news to look forward to if Gov. … Full Article

GOP names Malliotakis Assembly minority whip

Republican Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who was trounced by Democratic incumbent Bill de Blasio in the mayoral election on Nov. 7, has been welcomed back with open arms by her GOP Assembly colleagues who named her to a key leadership position. … Full Article

State Sen. Brian Kavanagh: ‘Brooklyn will not be lost in the shuffle’

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

Bay Ridge senate candidate says senior citizens are at risk

There is a lot that New York state could be doing to make life easier for senior citizens who are struggling to make ends meet, according to a candidate running for Bay Ridge’s State Senate seat. … Full Article

Subways, schools, property taxes on Gounardes’ agenda

As he gears up for his second run against popular incumbent state Sen. Marty Golden, Andrew Gounardes said he’s ready, willing and able to talk issues with voters. … Full Article

Gounardes says he’ll run against Golden for State Senate seat

A Democrat who ran against Republican state Sen. Marty Golden in 2012 and shocked the political establishment by earning more votes than Golden in the incumbent’s backyard in Bay Ridge, announced on Monday that he will run against Golden again in 2018. … Full Article

Teens rally at Board of Elections to lower voting age

An effort to lower the voting age in New York state to 17 appears to be gaining momentum as a Brooklyn lawmaker who joined forces with high school students is continuing his push for a change in the law. … Full Article

Advocacy group invites Brooklynites to support Medical Aid in Dying Act

Typically, the Day of the Dead is associated with a mystical celebration to honor those who have passed away. … Full Article

Constitutional convention controversy: Local lawmakers urge voters to turn down proposal

The races for mayor and City Council aren’t the only things voters will find on the ballot when they show up at the polls on Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 7. … Full Article

Ross Barkan talks about his political future

Ross Barkan is looking to change jobs and go from writing newspaper articles to writing legislation. … Full Article


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