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Is Local Senator Dan Squadron Becoming a Rock Star?

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Is Dan Squadron on the verge of becoming a rock star? In the May 31st Rolling Stone - the magazine’s “Big Issue” – MSNBC’sChris Hayes names Squadron as one of his four choices for “What Should Be Big”, along with “outrage over watering-down of Dodd-Frank Act”, “the death of the solar industry”, and the high-brow culture magazine Jacobin. Writes Hughes, [&hellip
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Political Winners & Losers: Rangel rakes in endorsements this week

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WINNERS Stephanie Miner – Be honest. Before Tuesday, had you ever even heard of Stephanie Miner? Though Miner has long been acclaimed as a rising star in Central New York, where she’s been mayor of Syracuse since 2010, she was largely unknown across the rest of the state until Governor Cuomo plucked her from obscurity this [&hellip
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If Cab Fares Rise, Will Drivers Pay More Too?

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The Bloomberg administration is looking at raising faresfor yellow cabs, but Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky this afternoon declined to say whether the city would also consider a proposal to raise how much the taxi fleets can charge drivers. “We’re going to have a public hearing May 31,” Yassky told City & State before [&hellip
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Even Brooklyn Has a Tea Party: And now they have a candidate

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On paper, you would think that the Tea Party in Brooklyn would support Brooklyn/Queens Rep. Bob Turner’s Senate candidacy, given that he’s the party’s hometown congressman. But over the weekend, the organization somewhat surprisingly instead decided to back Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos. In an interview, the head of the Brooklyn Tea Party, Joseph Hayon, [&hellip
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Out-of-State Politicians Rake in Donations in NY

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U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez represents New Jersey, but he’s raked in over a million dollars across the border in New York. The Democratic senator, who launched his re-election bid this week, has received $1.15 million in campaign contributions from his New York neighbors, almost twice as much as any other out-of-state House or Senate candidate. [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Quinn Marries, Allon Hopes to Bring Back Liberal Party

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2013 Mayoral Race Christine Quinn tied the knot. Tom Allon says the main goal of his candidacy is bringing back the Liberal Party. State Senate Senate Minority Leader John Sampson likely won’t be voted back as majority leader if the Senate Democrats take back the majority. The race for Suzi Oppenheimer’s seat is getting nasty, [&hellip
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Former Mayoral Candidate Mark Greens Plans to Endorse Julie Menin for BP

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From City & State’s Heard Around Town, May 14, 2012: Former mayoral candidate Mark Green is planning to endorse Manhattan Borough president candidate Julie Menin, the Community Board 1 chairwoman who says she’ll run for BP if Scott Stringer leaves the seat vacant in 2013. Green, who met Menin when he was president of Air America, also plans to host [&hellip
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City & State: This week’s political winners and losers

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WINNERS Andrew Cuomo — Smooth as ever, showing off the Albany nanotech center, helping influence President Obama’s change-of-heart on gay marriage, not taking credit for it, et cetera. The governor may have a peculiar habit of describing his actions as historic but this week he really deserved to spike the football, as Obama admitted New [&hellip
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