Every year New York state Senator Daniel Squadron (D- Greenpoint, Williamsburg, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, lower Manhattan) holds a convention where hundreds of his cons … Full Article

Golden says judge got it right with SAFE Act ruling

Bay Ridge
The federal judge who threw out parts of New York State’s strict gun-control law made the right decision, according to an ex-cop politician who said he agreed with the decision handed down from the bench. … Full Article

Cuomo pushes tax break for NYC renters

ALBANY— Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports the minority position of his own tax commission when it comes to providing a property tax credit to renters in New York City. … Full Article

Cuomo wants two-year freeze on property tax rates

ALBANY— Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax commission wants a two-year freeze on property taxes. The state would subsidize the costs, so taxpayers wouldn't see increases. The second year of a freeze would include provisions to force local action and cuts to yield permanent tax relief. … Full Article

De Blasio pushes NY lawmakers for pre-k plan

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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio took another step Monday to push lawmakers to pass his universal pre-kindergarten plan and said that a full-on campaign on the issue was imminent. … Full Article

Poll shows major support for NYC tax hike on richest

ALBANY— A new statewide poll shows 63 percent of voters support increasing New York City income taxes on households making more than $500,000 and using that money for public schools. … Full Article

Referendum’s success brings Coney gambling closer—but only a little

Coney Island
New York voters’ approval of a referendum to expand casino gambling in the state could bring a Coney Island casino closer to reality – even though it’s quite a bit down the road. … Full Article

Activist sues to recover Vito Lopez's sex harass settlement

ALBANY- An upstate New York activist is pressing a lawsuit against Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, claiming the powerful Democrat misused taxpayer money to protect his own political interests. … Full Article

Cuomo, Legislature already winners from casinos

ALBANY— A new report shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo has collected more than $361,000 and the Legislature has raked in over $1 million from gambling interests leading up to the Nov. 5 referendum that would legalize more casinos in New York. … Full Article

Daily Beast names Malliotakis one of nine women remaking GOP

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Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who has been considered a rising star in the Republican Party ever since she surprised political pundits by capturing her assembly seat three years ago, has won praise from media superstar Tina Brown’s website, which called her one of nine women reshaping t … Full Article

Conservatives call for term limits in state government

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Every member of the state legislature is going to receive a letter from Mike Long next week, but the New York State Conservative Party chairman isn’t writing to find out how their summer vacations are going. … Full Article
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