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The federal government is failing to coordinate a response to evidence of Russian hacking of U.S. elections, so New York state is taking action on its own, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday. … Full Article

Cuomo to beef up security in yeshivas

In the wake of a spate of shocking anti-Semitic attacks across the country, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is putting $25 million in state funds toward combating hate crimes. … Full Article

Squadron enlists seniors to fight Cuomo’s $17 million senior center budget cut

State Sen. Daniel Squadron kicked off a tour of Brooklyn senior centers on Tuesday to organize older adults to fight Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget cuts to the centers. … Full Article

Hamilton turns his office into mini Sanctuary City

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

State Senate Democrats mount resistance agenda to fight Trump

In a concerted effort to show their opposition to Donald Trump, Democratic state senators are mounting what the lawmakers are calling a “Resistance Agenda” aimed at fighting the president’s policies. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols differ on Cuomo plastic bag fee move

Lawmakers on both sides of the issue spoke out in the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision Tuesday to back the state Legislature’s move to stop New York City from imposing a fee on shoppers using plastic bags at retail stores. … Full Article

Pols say Randolph Holder bill would make streets safer

A bill that would place strict guidelines on how criminal defendants are placed in drug rehabilitation programs in lieu of jail is now heading for the state Assembly after it won approval in the state Senate. … Full Article

Bag tax opponents push recycling over fees

The City Council should drop its quest to have shoppers pay five cents for each plastic bag they use to carry their groceries out of the supermarket and instead explore expanding its waste recycling program, according to state lawmakers who voted to stop the council in its tracks. … Full Article

Malliotakis named director of women legislators group

A nationwide organization that works to provide more opportunities for female lawmakers is getting some Brooklyn-style input. Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis has been named by the National Foundation for Women Legislators to serve as its New York state director. … 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

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