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City & State: This week’s political “Winners and Losers”

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WINNERS George Amedore – Sixty-three seats, it is. New York’s highest court ruled the Senate Republicans’ redistricting map wasn’t so extreme as to be unconstitutional, affirming a fundamental element in the GOP’s strategy to hold onto their narrow majority. Other than the party as a whole, one clear winner is Assemblyman Amedore, who plans to run [&hellip
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Allon and Stringer Spar Over ScarJo

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Laura Nahmias in City & State’s Heard Around Town, April 10, 2012: * Manhattan Media CEO and mayoral candidate Tom Allon took to Twitter yesterday to chastise Manhattan Borough president Scott Stringer over his deployment of actress Scarlett Johansson at two different fundraisers. “Let others get meaningless support of actresses; I’ve just been endorsed by [&hellip
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A History of Bad Bets

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By Andrew Hawkins Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature may be banking on legalized casinos to help buoy the state’s economy, but history suggests the industry attracts corruption and scandal just as much as jobs and development. “NYPIRG does not have a position on casino gambling, but we feel that the history of corruption on [&hellip
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City & State: Highlights From State of Our City Conference

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City & State’s second annual State of Our City conference Feb. 23 brought together leading minds to talk about the future of New York City in three critical areas – infrastructure, city living and higher education. Almost 200 people gathered at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs for a morning of insights, questions and [&hellip
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City & State: Winners & Losers, Feb. 24

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nyprotest-01 It was a political holiday this week, but for some reason there were still plenty of winners and losers to consider. Redistricting seemed to be nearing some sort of end game, while Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg raised the stakes on pension reform. Albany and Washington were on vacation, as were public school [&hellip
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