Brooklyn Political Roundup, April 18: Local pols give praise to Barbara Bush

Praise for Barbara Bush Tributes to the late Barbara Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, came in from elected officials and political activists from all parties after the Bush family matriarch died on Tuesday at the age of 92. … Full Article

Women’s rights advocates hail passage of anti-harassment bills

Women’s rights advocates said they have high hopes that a full crackdown on sexual harassment in workplaces in New York City will begin once a package of bills passed by the City Council are signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

De Blasio - Cuomo squabble continues as 65 NYCHA roofs replaced on time & under budget

On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that leaky roofs have been fully replaced at 65 NYCHA buildings on time and under budget. He also used the occasion to snipe at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sudden interest in NYCHA housing projects, just in time for the gubernatorial primaries in September. … Full Article

Brooklyn Political Roundup, April 4: Donovan fights back against accusations

Donovan fights back against favoritism accusation A race between two Republicans for the Southwest Brooklyn congressional seat is growing more heated by the day. … Full Article

Say It Ain't So: Only 12 percent of NYC population decide election outcomes?

In a city of 8.5 million people, somehow only 12 percent of the population decides ​who serves us in elected office. That would be the conclusion of figures recently released by the Board of Elections. … Full Article

Campaign 101 tries to make the political process comprehensible

Perspectives on Red2Blue and RunNYC’s recent Campaign 101 symposium varied according to the attendee’s own personal background. … Full Article

Half-fare MetroCards gain support of 35 councilmembers

A move to get the city to provide a way for low-income New Yorkers to buy MetroCards at a 50 percent discount got a boost this week when 35 city councilmembers reaffirmed their strong support for the idea. … Full Article

Brooklyn Political Roundup for March 21: Grimm applauds firing of ex-FBI Deputy Director McCabe

Grimm applauds firing of McCabe Republican Michael Grimm, who is mounting a challenge to fellow GOPer U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan (R-Bay Ridge-Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island) to try and win back the congressional seat he resigned from in 2015, is no fan of the F.B.I. … Full Article


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