NY State Politics

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Cuomo Announces Clean-up of Rehabilitation Efforts

09/23/2016 3:00 PM Updated: 7 months ago

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today at a press conference that Empire State Development would take control of all SUNY Polytech projects that were being

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Is AG Schneiderman Eyeing a 2018 Run?

09/23/2016 1:40 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Eric Schneiderman, the Jewish attorney general of New York state, may be Andrew Cuomo’s most likely competition for the Governor’s Mansion in 2018, according to Ross

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AG Schneiderman Sues Big Pharm Company

09/22/2016 6:20 PM Updated: 7 months ago

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman joined 35 other Attorneys General to file suit against Invidior, a pharmaceutical company that produces Suboxone, a drug used


Cuomo Aids Charged with Bribery, Fraud

09/22/2016 1:40 PM Updated: 7 months ago

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara formally accused two individuals close to Governor Andrew Cuomo of corruption, Politico reported Thursday. Joseph Percoco, who served as Cuomo’s executive deputy

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Businesses Hurt By Chelsea Explosion Getting State Funds

09/21/2016 4:04 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement Wednesday to make state funds more accessible to small businesses, homeowners and renters suffering from uninsured losses and physical damage

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Jewish Support for Clinton Drops in New York

09/20/2016 11:31 AM Updated: 7 months ago

A new poll shows Clinton’s favorability has recently dipped among Jewish voters in New York, although she still has an overall lead in the community and

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De Blasio, Cuomo Change Tune, Connect Chelsea Bombing to Terrorism

09/19/2016 8:42 AM Updated: 7 months ago

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo both said in interviews Monday that they suspected the Chelsea bombing on Saturday, which resulted

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Manhunt Underway For Suspect Behind The NY & NJ Terror Attacks

09/19/2016 7:59 AM Updated: 7 months ago

The FBI is asking for assistance in locating Ahmad Khan Rahami. Rahami is wanted for questioning in connection with an explosion that occurred on September 17,

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‘Intentional’ New York Blast Injures 29

09/18/2016 8:20 AM Updated: 7 months ago

(AFP) An explosion rocked one of the most fashionable neighborhoods of New York on Saturday night, injuring 29 people, one seriously, a week after America’s financial

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IDC-backed Alcantara Wins Primary

09/16/2016 10:43 AM

Marisol Alcantara won her primary Tuesday to become the Democratic nominee to fill Adriano Espaillat’s seat in the State Senate, which covers Washington Heights, Inwood and

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Commuters Promised Safer Travel With Rebuilt Griffiss Veterans Memorial Parkway

09/15/2016 3:28 PM

A portion of the Griffiss Veterans Memorial Parkway in Oneida County will be reconstructed as part of an $8.9 million project. Construction is set to begin

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Hasidic Leader Aron Wieder Wins Primary for State Assembly

09/14/2016 12:26 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Aron Wieder, who is running for State Assembly in the 98th District, hopes to win the race this time around. The 98th district is in the

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New Yorkers May Vote for Dead Man in Primary

09/13/2016 7:00 AM Updated: 7 months ago

Bill Nojay, a Republican State Assemblyman, is favored to win his primary today, a fact that one week ago would not have been surprising. After all,

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Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan Announces Creation of Counterterrorism Task Force

09/12/2016 5:24 PM

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan announced Monday the creation of the Senate Majority Task Force on Counterterrorism and Public Protection. Senator Thomas Croci (R, Sayville) was appointed as

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Legislation Benefiting 9/11 Rescue Workers

09/12/2016 10:31 AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Sunday allowing an extended period for workers and volunteers in September 11th rescue operations who are seeking lost wage and medical

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Muslims and Jews Push for Halal and Kosher Food in NY Schools

09/07/2016 4:44 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Lawmakers and students gathered in front of City Hall Tuesday to support S1032, a bill allowing NYS public schools the ability to offer kosher and halal

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Winners of Scholarship Program Created in Honor of Late Lawyer Carey Gabay Announced

09/05/2016 5:58 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the five winners of the Carey Gabay Scholarship Program, created to honor the legacy of attorney and aide to Governor Cuomo

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Federal Government Designates 24 Upstate New York Counties A Natural Disaster Area

08/31/2016 3:28 PM Updated: 7 months ago

The federal government has designated as a natural disaster area 24 counties in Upstate New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The designation was made as

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Councilman David Greenfield Urges NYC Sanitation Department to Increase Transparency of Practices

08/31/2016 10:28 AM Updated: 7 months ago

Councilman David Greenfield urged the NYC Sanitation Department to reevaluate its policies on issuing summonses, while increasing the transparency of its practices as well. “The residents

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Councilman David Greenfield Urges Increased Safety Measures At Brooklyn Intersection

08/24/2016 1:16 PM

New York City Councilman David Greenfield is urging the city’s Department of Transportation to improve pedestrian safety by installing a stoplight or a stop sign in