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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Governor Andrew Cuomo remained mum Wednesday about a possible ethics probe of the state’s No. 2 ranking senator by a new watchdog group.
A small business PAC based in DC, upset over Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez's work as the former chair and current ranking member of the small business committee in congress, has made going after the incumbent congresswoman its singular goal this election.
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.
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.