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high res hoylman With the race for president dominating the airwaves these days, it’s sometimes difficult to remember that New York City has its own primary on Sept. 13, which includes several key state Senate seats as well as the two newest justices for Civil Court and Surrogate Court, important positions that seldom receive as much attention as [&hellip
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City & State: This Week’s Political Winners and Losers

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Nydia Velazquez. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. Forget the Catskills. The hottest place to head for the summer’s end is the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., rain be damned. And it must have been a convenient escape for New York’s Democrats this week, as the damage from Vito Lopez’s harassment scandal spread to some of the state’s top officials. Amid the [&hellip
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Our Endorsements for Senate, Surrogate Court and Civil Court

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Olga Statz We Endorse… With the race for president dominating the airwaves these days, it’s sometimes difficult to remember that New York City has its own primary on Sept. 13, which includes several key state Senate seats as well as the two newest justices for Civil Court and Surrogate Court, important positions that seldom receive as much [&hellip
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Setting the Agenda: Albany’s Top Priorities in 2013

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Via Wiki Commons A head start on the 2013 session Sun Tzu counseled that “the superior strategist strikes while plans are being laid.” For many organizations, interests, and activists—and the media outlets that cover them—by the time the focus shifts to the next year’s legislative agenda in Albany, the top players have already set the priorities—the battle lines [&hellip
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City & State: This Week’s Political Winners & Losers

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Via Wiki Commons Forget the Catskills. The hottest place to head for the summer’s end is the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., rain be damned. And it must have been a convenient escape for New York’s Democrats this week, as the damage from Vito Lopez’s harassment scandal spread to some of the state’s top officials. Amid the [&hellip
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Ex-Lopez Staffers Who Still Love Vito

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Via City & State Not everyone who worked in Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s office has bad things to say about the embattled lawmaker. Despite graphic allegations of sexual harassment against Lopez and accounts of an uncomfortable office environment for female staffers, two former interns said that they are still on “Team Lopez” and that the office environment is a “positive [&hellip
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Same-Sex Marriage GOP Senators Spending Big to Save Seats

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Sen. McDonald The Republican state senators who voted yes on same-sex marriage have been spending heavily on their re-election campaigns, with three senators facing primary challenges on Sept. 13. Sen. Roy McDonald, facing a tough primary campaign against Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione after his vote “yes” on same-sex marriage, raised more than $50,000 in the final [&hellip
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