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Koch Prefers Kelly for Mayor, But Quinn 'Capable'

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Former Mayor Ed Koch is, in his typical outspoken style, upfront about his choice for mayor in 2013. He sized up the potential field — focusing on who he thinks can keep the city on track.

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Rory Lancman Wants to Be The Next Queens Liberal Lion In Congress--updated

Friday, May 25, 2012

Assemblyman Rory Lancman wants to be the next in a line of Queens liberal lions that stretches from Senator Charles Schumer to, most recently, former congressman Anthony Weiner: high-profile Jewish sons of the district who are good at getting their issues—and themselves—plenty of attention.

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Need to Register to Vote in the NY Congressional Primary? Here's How

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New York's congressional primary is a month away, but the deadline to register to vote in the election comes next week. Here's what you need to do if you've never registered to vote, or changed addresses (or parties) since last time.

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Once a Challenger, Powell Now Endorses Rangel for Congress

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The event was a public endorsement of Congressman Charles Rangel by his former primary opponent, Adam Clayton Powell IV. But standing below the statue of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., at the corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard, next to Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.’s son, Rangel introduced his endorser by way of heaping praise on the man he beat in 1970 to get into Congress: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

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Sharp Divisions Remain in Albany Over Minimum Wage

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Albany remains sharply divided on a bill that would raise the minimum wage – a day after Governor Andrew Cuomo, who backs the measure, said he “wouldn’t bet” on a resolution any time soon.

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Giuliani Endorses Turner in Senate Race

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is endorsing Rep. Bob Turner, the surprise victor in the special election to replace disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner, in his candidacy for the Senate.

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Cuomo on Minimum Wage Bill: 'I Wouldn't Bet on It'

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo doesn’t have much hope lawmakers will approve a bill to raise the minimum wage before the end of the current legislative session on June 21.

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NY Dems Pick New State Party Co-Chairs

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Manhattan Assemblyman Keith Wright have been asked by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve as the co-chairs of the state Democratic Party.

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Cuomo Takes the Reigns of the NYRA

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a new, temporary board set to run the New York Racing Association will enhance racing while working closely with New York's expansion of gambling.

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Silver, Advocates Raise Concerns Over Cuomo's Disability Watchdog Legislation

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

When Governor Cuomo introduced what he calls the Justice Center for Protection of People with Special Needs, he said it would establish the “strongest standards and practices in nation”. The new agency would employ a staff of special prosecutor and an inspector general to pursue allegations of abuse of the mentally and physically disabled in the care of the state. The bill would increase penalties for those convicted. It would also set up a 24-hour hotline to report suspected abuse, and create a statewide database of workers convicted of abuse to prevent them from ever being hired again.

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Liu: NYC Income Gap Double National Average -- updated

Monday, May 21, 2012

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New York City Comptroller John Liu released a report Monday showing the city’s top 1 percent of earners account for a third of all income in New York City—nearly twice the national average.

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This Week in Politics: Stop-and-Frisk, Carrion Endorses, and Disability Agency Clears the Senate

Friday, May 18, 2012

On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch New Yorkers.

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Elizabeth Crowley Positions Herself as Queens' Blue-Collar Congressional Candidate

Friday, May 18, 2012

She’s the worked-with-my-hands candidate in the race, who also happens to share one of the city’s most potent political family names.

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Details Emerge About Council Speaker Christine Quinn's High-Profile Wedding

Friday, May 18, 2012

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is set to be married in Manhattan on Saturday — and since the likely mayoral hopeful made the announcement two months ago, the press has breathlessly covered details of the 300-person fete as they have trickled out. Here's all you need to know about it.

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Court OKs New Legislature Lines for Fall Elections

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A panel of federal judges says the new election district lines drawn by the Senate and Assembly majorities will be used in the fall elections.

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Cuomo Mum on Ethics Probe of State's No. 2 Senator

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo remained mum Wednesday about a possible ethics probe of the state’s No. 2 ranking senator by a new watchdog group.

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Assembly, Senate Leaders Disagree on Minimum Wage Bill, Both Claim Moral High Ground

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Democrats in the State Assembly approved a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage. The Republican leader of the State Senate offered a spirited defense of his position opposing the measure, but did not rule the issue out altogether.

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NY Legislature to Move Primary from Sept. 11

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New York's legislative leaders have agreed to move the Sept. 11 political primary to honor the memory of deaths and rescues in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Partial Verdict Reached in Espada Corruption Trial

Monday, May 14, 2012

Jurors have reached a partial verdict in the corruption trial of  Pedro Espada Jr.  during its third week of deliberations. Federal prosecutors say the former state Senator and his son embezzled $600,000 from the network of health clinics Espada founded in the Bronx.

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