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Promoting NY’s Business Friendly Attitude While Others Question It

Monday, July 16, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is running ads proclaiming New York’s business friendliness, but a recent set of rankings  finds the state dead last in that category. The truth, however, may lie somewhere in between.

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Cuomo Signs Anti-Cyberbullying Bill Into Law

Monday, July 09, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an anti-cyberbullying bill into law on Monday that requires schools to be more vigilant about the online harassment of students, and to take steps to prevent it.

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NY Legislature Has Noteworthy Session…for Lowest Number of Bills Passed

Monday, July 02, 2012

According to an analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group, the 2012 session resulted in 571 pieces of legislation approved by both houses of the legislature.  

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This Week in Politics: Primary Elections, a City Budget Deal and Christie Prepares for Battle

Friday, June 29, 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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Schools Set to Miss Teacher Evaluation Deadline

Friday, June 29, 2012

An important deadline in the state’s ongoing teacher evaluation process occurs Sunday, but most schools will be missing it.  

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Majority of Outstanding Returns From Bronx: NY-13

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Not so fast, Congressman Charles Rangel.

That triumphant victory speech made just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday night may have been premature. As the numbers in the 13th Congressional district continue to trickle in -- Senator Adriano Espaillat seems to have mounted a more formidable challenge to the long-serving incumbent than many first thought.

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Meng Wins, Rangel Hangs On in Key Primary Races

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New York went to the polls Tuesday to select their parties' nominees for the Congressional elections in November. 

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Complete NY Primary Results

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New York went to the polls Tuesday to select their party's nominees for Congress. View vote totals here.

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Cuomo Endorses Meng, Robos in Queens Congressional Race

Monday, June 25, 2012

Late last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo endorsed a number of candidates running in the Democratic primaries for Congress--with one notable exception. Cuomo made no endorsement in the 6th Congressional District in Queens, where two state legislators and member of the local city council are heading to a showdown in the polls tomorrow.

On Monday, Cuomo announced that he was making an endorsement in the race, backing Assemblywoman Grace Meng's bid.

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Barron, Jeffries Deploy Opposite Strategies Ahead of Tomorrow's Election

Monday, June 25, 2012

As Tuesday's Democratic primary began to close in, the candidates for New York's 8th Congressional district made their last-ditch pitches to voters in Brooklyn and southern Queens.

City Councilman Charles Barron's campaign tried to take control of its messaging after a rough week of controversial headlines by directly addressing his prospective constituents. Meanwhile, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries tried to reinforce his legislative record both in the district and on national airwaves.

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Rangel Courts New Voters Ahead of Tomorrow's Election

Monday, June 25, 2012

The performances on the outdoor stage in the Bronx’s Fordham Plaza were rotating through styles. A solo singer belted out Puerto Rican ballads. A Mexican mariachi band plucked out tunes, decked out in full sombrero’d regalia.

All were just opening acts. The main event was advertised behind the musicians: a large banner, with the candidates smiling face, read—in English and Spanish—“Re-elect Congressman Rangel.”

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In Final Sunday Before Primary, Incumbent Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez Goes Local

Monday, June 25, 2012

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez spent the final Sunday before Tuesday’s primary election embracing the old adage that all politics is local — and although her office does not control some of the areas she touched upon, the topics are hot-button issues for residents in the newly drawn 7th Congressional district where the Democratic incumbent is vying for the nomination against three opponents.

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Surrounded by Allies, Rangel Soaks Up the Praise

Friday, June 22, 2012

A week after President Barack Obama announced his administration's policy shift on immigration, politicians and community leaders surrounded Congressman Charlie Rangel to praise his work on immigration reform.

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Cuomo Endorses Rangel, Jeffries, Velazquez in Dem Primaries

Friday, June 22, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo has lent his political muscle to a number of local congressional campaigns. The announcements come just days before the primary election on Tuesday, June 26.

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In Rumor-Filled NY-07 Race, Velazquez and Challengers Try to Stay on Message

Friday, June 22, 2012

Candidates for the Democratic nomination in New York's 7th congressional district appeared on the Brian Lehrer Show Friday morning, where they tried to lay out their platforms while addressing allegations that party politics are muddying the race.

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NY Legislative Session Ends but Lawmakers May Not Be Done

Friday, June 22, 2012

The state legislature ended its session in an orderly fashion for the first time in decades, but the lack of last minute negotiations means that some issues were left unresolved. It’s likely that lawmakers will be back at the Capitol later this year to tackle them.

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Rangel Does It Once Again, for the 'Old Timers'

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Democratic primary in the new 13th Congressional District in upper Manhattan is about one issue: whether or not Congressman Charles Rangel should serve another term in office. It’s apparent—despite back problems that landed him in the hospital—Rangel approaches the primary challenge with the full determination to resolve that issue by returning to Washington for the twenty-second time.

But there’s a part of Rangel that sounds like fighting for his political life at age 82 wasn't just about what he wanted: “If you talk with some of the old timers like [Assemblyman Herman] Denny Farrell and what not, they say, Rangel, don't leave us now.”

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David Duke Endorses Barron in Brooklyn Congressional Race

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Congressional candidate and City Councilman Charles Barron received two new endorsements days before the June 26 primary, one more controversial than the other.

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Jeffries Brings the Brooklyn Congressional Race To Queens

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Old Mill Yacht Club building sits in front of the six-lane Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens. As the evening commute began to die down, about 30 Howard Beach residents gathered inside the red-brick building to talk about next week’s Democratic primary.

"We have a lot riding on this race," said Democratic District Leader Frank Gulluscio, a 35-year resent of Howard Beach. "The important thing is that we don't just talk about this here, but we talk about it to our neighbors and friends.

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Espaillat Says Rangel Fails Economic Leadership Test

Thursday, June 21, 2012

State Senator Adriano Espaillat is taking Congressman Charles Rangel to task over the economy just days before voters head to the polls for primary elections.

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