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Legislature Approves Cuomo's Teacher Evaluation Bill

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to make release teacher evaluations only to parents will likely become law, now that the Senate and Assembly have passed the measure.

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Meet Williams, Johnson and Schley - the Other CD-13 Candidates

Thursday, June 21, 2012

While most headlines about New York's 13th Congressional district race are crowded by incumbent Charlie Rangel and State Senator Adriano Espaillat, three more candidates are reminding voters that they are on June 26 ballot.

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Issues Left Hanging as Session Ends

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The legislative session that’s concluding in Albany seems to be more about what’s not getting done than what is getting accomplished. Agreements were not reached on several key issues.

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Queens Dem Congressional Candidates on the Brian Lehrer Show

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Democratic candidates running for Congress in the new 6th District in Queens took to the airwaves on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show on Wednesday. Their appearances occurred on the same day the New York Times published a piece that declared the race wide open. With less than a week to go before the election, the candidates reinforced their core messages, while trying to distinguish themselves from their opponents.

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Barron and Jeffries in Bitter Battle for Congressional Seat

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In a primary race with no incumbent, two very different candidates are vying to represent a congressional district that has been served by the same man for the last 30 years.

After three terms in Albany, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is well regarded for his ability to build bridges across ...

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Political Pressure Caused Cuomo's Pot Plan to Go Up in Smoke

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says it's "highly unlikely" that a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession in public view will pass before Albany ends its legislative session Thursday.

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In Hudson Valley, Dems Crowd Primary to Challenge Freshman Hayworth

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Hudson Valley’s redrawn 18th Congressional District stretches across farms, tony vacation communities, and struggling post-industrial cities. Its new lines wrap around the city’s inner-ring suburbs like a horseshoe, lending its politics a mix of small town provincialism and bold-faced names. Supporting players in this primary contest, for example, include President Bill Clinton, Fox News Chief Roger Ailes, and the street vendor who spotted the would-be Times Square bomber. 

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Healthcare Players Queue up for Cash

Monday, June 18, 2012

Hospitals, clinics, unions and consumer groups are lining up for money — in the name of saving money. State Medicaid officials are applying to the federal government for $10 billion over five years to finance dozens of proposals for cutting costs and improving care.

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No Legislative Fix for Teacher Evaluations

Monday, June 18, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he no longer thinks settling the issue of making teacher evaluations public “urgent,” and will allow the legislature to end its session without an agreement on the matter.

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Rangel Extols Virtues of Obama's New Immigration Policy, Experience

Monday, June 18, 2012

Charlie Rangel sang the praises of President Obama's new immigration policy Monday, a week before the incumbent congressman from New York's 13th District faces four opponents in the Democratic primary.

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Cuomo, Lawmakers Agree to Sweeping Reform of Disabled Care

Monday, June 18, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers have agreed on legislation to strengthen the way the state treats New Yorkers with special needs and disabilities, a system marred by decades of abuse and death.

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Lancman Goes After Opponents on Israel, National Security

Monday, June 18, 2012

A week before the Congressional primary elections, Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s campaign is casting his opponents as weak on Israel and national security in a new piece of mail.

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MAP: The Drastic Shifts in New York's Sixth Congressional District

Monday, June 18, 2012

New York's sixth congressional district, in Queens, like the rest of the borough, was once dominated by Jews and Catholics.  But redistricting this year made Asian Americans almost forty percent of the district, giving an Asian American candidate, Grace Meng, a shot at being New York's first Asian American elected to Congress.  

But first, she'll have to beat Democratic two candidates with deep roots in Queens politics in next week's primary: City Councilmember Liz Crowley, and state Assemblymember Rory Lancman. Click over this interactive map to see how the district has changed in just ten years.  The winner of the June 26 primary will face a Republican in November.

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State Seeks Input on Federal Health Funding Request

Monday, June 18, 2012

Albany is trying to get billions of federal dollars to help overhaul the state healthcare system. On Monday, officials will hold a public hearing to discuss how best to invest that money – as unions, hospitals and neighborhood health activists jostle for a slice of the pie.

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Final Week of Session, Many Issues Unresolved

Friday, June 15, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers seem determined to end the Legislative Session on that June 21.  The limited agenda for the remaining four days includes a bill to reform care for the disabled and curb abuses, and whether to make teacher evaluations public.

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Long, Turner and Maragos: The Race to Replace Gillibrand

Friday, June 15, 2012

Republicans haven’t held a U.S. Senate seat in New York since 1999, when Alfonse D’Amato lost to Charles Schumer. But instead of rallying around one candidate, this year there is a three-way race for an unseasonably early primary on June 26.

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Cuomo Touts NY's Rank in New US Chamber of Commerce Report

Friday, June 15, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo is crowing over a US Chamber of Commerce report that put New York in the top ten states for growth, productivity and livability.

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A Question of Crisis Rises in the Queens Congressional Primary Race

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rarely does a Democratic primary in New York City consist of candidates wildly out of sync on major policy issues. It’s not surprising that campaigns try over the course of a race to put space between their candidate and the rest through nuanced arguments over core issues.

Out in the 6th Congressional race in Queens, Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s campaign is trying to do just that when it comes to Social Security.

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Barron, Jeffries Air Out Differences in Brooklyn Congressional Race on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The two candidates for the 8th Congressional district's Democratic primary made their case on air with WNYC's Brian Lehrer on Thursday. Both Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Charles Barron defended about their records at home and outlined their goals in Congress.

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UPDATED -- ICYMI: Congressional Candidates for the NY13 Debate in the Bronx, Without Rangel

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday night turned into a game of "spot the difference" for Harlem and Bronx residents as the candidates for the 13th Congressional district primary squared off in two televised debates.

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