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

Jo Anne Simon announces bid for re-election to Assembly

A host of city and state elected officials stood on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall with Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon on Tuesday as she announced that she will seek re-election to represent the 52nd Assembly District for another two years. … Full Article

State Senate passes 22 bills to curb opioid crisis

Acting on a series of recommendations made by a special task force charged with investigating New York’s growing opioid crisis, the state Senate has approved a package of 22 bills aimed at combating the issue on several fronts. … Full Article

Hillary bash in NYC: Brooklyn ties & tears wrap up Democratic Primary celebrations

Brooklyn has been a "one-party town" for most of its existence, and this year was bound to have an even stronger direct connection to both national candidates. … Full Article

Hillary Clinton wins home state of New York

Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in New York, which she represented in the U.S. Senate for eight years. … Full Article

Trump wins Republican presidential primary in New York

Donald Trump triumphed with ease Tuesday in the Republican primary in New York, rebounding from a tough stretch that had strained his path to the GOP nomination and highlighted weaknesses in his campaign. … Full Article
Governor Cuomo Announces 2016-2017 State Budget Agreement

De Blasio: NYC dodged the bullet in NY State Budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders announced a budget late Thursday evening that spared New York City a crippling blow to its finances. … Full Article

Bill that would penalize bridge climbers winds through Senate

New York City bridge climbers may soon be faced with up to a year in the slammer, if a bill sponsored by state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights-Greenpoint-Lower Manhattan) moves to a full Senate vote. … Full Article

Gov. Cuomo, NY lawmakers aim for state budget deal by Friday

Time is ticking on a budget deal as state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo attempt to find compromise on the minimum wage, a paid family leave proposal and other key items in the massive spending blueprint. … Full Article

Democrats officially tap Schumer for re-election bid

New York Democrats have nominated U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Brooklyn native, to run for a fourth term. State Democratic Committee members unanimously backed Schumer on Monday during a meeting in Westchester County. … Full Article

NY lawmakers want state pension fund to drop oil companies

Nearly two dozen state lawmakers want New York's public pension fund to drop stock holdings in oil, natural gas and coal companies as part of a movement against global warming. … Full Article


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