In the 2016 presidential election, 55.98 percent of eligible voters in New York City went to the polls, according to the Board of Elections. … Full Article

Hamilton demands funding for immigrant rights lawyers

In the wake of the election of Donald Trump, who vowed during the campaign to deport three million undocumented immigrants with criminal records, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a series of steps New York state will take to protect law-abiding immigrants. … Full Article

Cuomo unveils 3-part plan to combat hate crimes in NY State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the New York State Police to create a special unit to investigate reports of hate crimes in the wake of what he said is "a whirlwind of hate and division all across this country." … 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


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