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Brooklyn Political Roundup, January 17: Clarke calls Trump ‘disgrace to our nation’

New City Council speaker gives Brooklyn pols plum committee roles  … Full Article

Brooklyn Political Roundup, January 10: Dems prepping Rose for congressional run?

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee steps up to the plate for Max Rose … Full Article

NYC sues five major oil companies over climate change

New York City is suing five major oil companies, claiming they have contributed to global warming. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will be seeking billions in the lawsuit to recoup money spent by the city for resiliency efforts related to climate change. … Full Article

South Brooklyn Assemblymember Pamela Harris indicted on fraud charges

South Brooklyn Assemblymember Pamela Harris, who represents Bay Ridge, Coney Island, Bath Beach and Dyker Heights, was arraigned in federal court on Tuesday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from government agencies and tampering with witnesses. … Full Article

Golden supports Cuomo’s child abuse prevention bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Tuesday that will establish a temporary New York State Commission to study child abuse prevention and make recommendations for the implementation of child abuse prevention programs in New York state, Brooklyn state Sen. … Full Article

New laws protecting premature infants gaining steam in Brooklyn

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) announced a new law taking effect immediately that helps reduce bureaucratic red tape for the families of premature infants and other newborns needing specialized care. … Full Article

Golden announces new law that lets bus drivers administer EpiPens

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) announced that a new state law that took effect on Tuesday will help protect the lives of children with severe food or other allergies. The measure, sponsored by Sen. … Full Article

Council votes to crack down on cheating landlords

Landlords who benefit from big tax breaks in exchange for agreeing to provide affordable housing units and then fail to offer cheaper apartments will come under new scrutiny if a bill passed by the City Council is signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

Brooklyn Political Roundup, December 20: Donovan votes no on tax bill, Harris blasts net neutrality repeal

Treyger bill would put social workers in precincts Councilmember Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) has introduced a bill that would mandate that a social worker be assigned to wok in every police precinct in the city. … Full Article

Frank Seddio hosts annual fundraising breakfast at El Caribe

Kings County Democratic Party leader Hon. Frank Seddio held a well-attended fundraising breakfast at El Caribe on Sunday. More than 300 people attended the event, which included elected officials, judges and party leaders. … Full Article

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