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State Senate passes bill to add more jail time for hit-run drivers

Hit-and-run drivers who eventually get caught would face stiffer jail sentences under a bill passed by the state senate. … Full Article

A list of Gov. Cuomo's options for running mate

ALBANY— Here are some of the candidates mentioned as possible running mates for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo now that Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy has announced he will not seek a second term: … Full Article

Malliotakis says State Legislature wastes too much paper

They have to kill a lot of trees to make laws in Albany. … Full Article

A.G. Eric Schneiderman to keynote Sen. Squadron’s annual convention for constituents

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 constituents gather to share their insights and help him set priorities. … Full Article

Bay Ridge pols seek legislative action to curb drug abuse

Two Bay Ridge lawmakers, each taking a separate tack, are seeking legislative ways to combat heroin and prescription drug problems among the community’s young people. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols react to state budget

Brooklyn members of the State Legislature spoke out as the massive $137 billion state budget was finalized in Albany on Monday, offering differing views on pre-kindergarten funding, tax credits for renters, the failure to include the DREAM Act and other items. … Full Article

Cuomo: Not enough votes for more public financing

ALBANY— Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday there simply are not enough votes in the state Legislature for an expansion of public campaign financing beyond the much-maligned pilot program in the new state budget. … Full Article

New York leaders, Gov. Cuomo reach deal on budget

ALBANY— Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached an agreement on a nearly $140 billion budget that would provide some tax relief for businesses, homeowners and renters and add $340 million for pre-kindergarten mainly in New York City. … Full Article

Top NY lawmaker: Budget deal near as leaders meet

ALBANY— The New York Legislature's top Democrat says he expects that a state budget deal is near. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are working against a deadline to get a budget approved before the new state fiscal year Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn pol wants to do away with the Electoral College

After George W. Bush defeated Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, despite the fact that Gore had won the popular vote, there was a great deal of chatter across the country about getting rid of the Electoral College. … Full Article
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