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Voters should get extra time to decide the winner of a run-off election, according to Assemblymember Robert Carroll, who said the state Assembly has passed a bill he sponsored to extend the time pe … Full Article

State Senate group pushes rent help program for families facing eviction

Members of the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference are advocating for the adoption of a five-point plan they developed aimed at combating the unsafe conditions under which the city provides temporary housing for homeless people. … Full Article

Golden seeks cap on child care caseloads

In the wake of a spate of tragic deaths of children in New York City, including the recent death of a five-year boy in Queens under mysterious circumstances, the state Senate has passed legislation aimed at keeping abused kids from falling though the cracks. … Full Article

Dilan, Hamilton, Parker join Senate Committee on Technology

A newly minted state Senate committee focusing on the fast growing field of technology boasts three members from Brooklyn. … Full Article

Savino named vice chairman of key committees

State Sen. Diane Savino is going to have a seat at the head of the table when key decisions are made about how New York state spends its money and how it cracks down on crime. … Full Article

Golden invites residents to get taxes done at his office

State Sen. Marty Golden isn’t trying to compete with H&R Block, but the Southwest Brooklyn lawmaker is offering tax preparation services in his district office in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Conservative Party gears up for election battle

The next election is still several months away, but the Conservative Party of New York State isn’t wasting a minute as it prepares for political battles ahead. … Full Article

Cuomo tuition plan wins high marks from Brooklyn pols

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bold proposal to offer free tuition to undergraduates attending schools in the State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) systems is earning him straight A’s from Brooklyn lawmakers. … Full Article

Parker, Mosley named to Best Dressed Politicians list

The New Year is getting off to a great start for two of Brooklyn’s elected officials who are winning kudos, not for the legislation they have sponsored, but for their sartorial splendor. State Sen. … Full Article

Golden sides with de Blasio in gravity knife debate

State Sen. Marty Golden, one of the leading Republican voices in the city, doesn’t usually agree with Democrat Bill de Blasio on issues, but Bay Ridge lawmaker is on the same side as the mayor when it comes to gravity knives. … Full Article

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