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Heard Around Town: March 29, 2012

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* Republican David Storobin’s lead over Democratic City Councilman Lew Fidler in the Brooklyn Senate race shrank from 119 votes to a mere 37 yesterday in the first day of absentee ballot counting at the Brooklyn Board of Elections. David Simpson, spokesman for the Russian-American Storobin, claimed Fidler repeatedly challenged ballots in Russian-American districts: “They [&hellip
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Heard Around Town: March 28, 2012

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* Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the New York Works program to coordinate billions in infrastructure improvements the “cornerstone” of his budget deal with the Legislature yesterday. But it’s not totally working for some transportation advocates. “We’re not super-excited,” said Michael Murphy, communications director of Transportation Alternatives. “We look at this budget from a transit perspective [&hellip
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City & State: Cuomo’s New York City Agenda Freezes Out Bloomberg

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One of the few heated spots in the state Capitol complex yesterday was the conference room where Mayor Michael Bloomberg talked to reporters after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address. The governor likes his rooms ice-cold; Bloomberg’s girlfriend, Diana Taylor, was hugging herself for warmth. — “At least it’s warm in here!” the [&hellip
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City & State: High Expectations for Cuomo vs. Medicaid, Round 2

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo resolved in his first State of the State address to overhaul New York’s mammoth Medicaid program, a $52 billion system threatening to cripple the state’s budget. And for the time being at least, he appears to have made good on his promise, healthcare analysts said. “I don’t know that I’d ever use [&hellip
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