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Members of the Riders Alliance who have held several protest demonstrations over the past few months to demand that elected officials fix the city’s deteriorating transit system, took their case di … Full Article

MTA head Lhota joins retired Assemblymember Brennan to discuss transit crisis

In the best tradition of Daniel entering the lion’s den, one-time Republican mayoral candidate and current MTA head Joe Lhota appeared before the Independent Neighborhood Democrats at St. Francis College to explain the origins of and possible remedies for the city’s growing transit crisis. … Full Article

Conservative Party endorses Donovan for Congress

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan received a major endorsement yesterday in his reelection bid for U.S. Congress. The Conservative Party has thrown its support behind the incumbent Republican. … Full Article

Brooklyn Councilmember Cornegy steps into NYCHA fray

Councilmember Robert Cornegy on Wednesday requested that Gov. Andrew Cuomo declare a state of emergency so that urgently needed repairs to heat and hot water can be rushed at New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings. … Full Article

Riders Alliance holds Albany rally for transit fix-up funds

Members of the Riders Alliance who have held several protest demonstrations over the past few months to demand that elected officials fix the city’s deteriorating transit system, took their case directly to state lawmakers by holding a rally in Albany.  … Full Article

Cuomo budgets state money for early voting in New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he will be putting money where his mouth is when it comes to early voting in New York, an idea he first advanced in his recent State of the State address. … Full Article

Teens hope Albany lobbying pays off with summer jobs

Brooklyn students who took part in a Youth Action Day in Albany to call for increased state funding the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) are hoping their pleas to lawmakers will not fall on deaf ears. … Full Article

Coney Island civic leader says she’ll run if Pamela Harris resigns

Another potential candidate has emerged for a New York State Assembly seat currently held by a lawmaker under federal indictment. … Full Article

Barkan’s education plan stresses school funding

A Democratic candidate hoping to unseat powerful Republican-Conservative state Sen. Marty Golden in November reached back into his past to come up with an education platform to change the way New York City’s public schools operate. … Full Article

Truck ban on BQE? Golden says it’s possible

Transportation officials might be forced to consider a total ban on truck traffic on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) at some point within the next few years due to the deteriorating condition of the roadway, a top state Senate Republican predicted. … Full Article

Would-be candidates await Harris’ next move

A Southwest Brooklyn lawmaker’s trouble with the law could turn out to be a boon for would-be candidates hoping to run for her seat in the event she steps down. … Full Article

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