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Campaign Roundup: Cuomo Says He’ll Back Dems and Reps on Case-By-Case Bases

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. State Senate Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’ll back both Democrats and Republicans on a case-by-case basis. Manhattan Rep. Charlie Rangel re-affirmed his support for Guillermo Linares’ Senate bid. Julie Menin has already maxed out on fundraising for the Manhattan BP race. Brooklyn Simcha Felder is in talks with a top GOP operative about managing Felder’s [&hellip
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Declawing the State Comptroller

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alan Move to strip DiNapoli’s auditing power doesn’t pass smell test By Alan S. Chartock Political theorists have long raved about the advantages of balanced government. It is always best to have one independent branch looking over the shoulder of the others; balanced government helps prevent abuses. When the very popular Andrew Cuomo was elected governor, it [&hellip
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Russian Language Ballots Cost NYC $6 Million

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A ballot in Russian. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. At a Board of Elections Commissioners’ Meeting Tuesday that was overshadowed by the Rangel/Espaillat congressional primary, commissioners couldn’t decide whether or not to support a costly bill passed by the state Legislature this session that requires ballots to be printed in Russian. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s counsel had written to the BOE seeking its advice and [&hellip
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The French Touch: How France Lets Facebook Deal With Cyber-Bullies

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Text by Laurent Berstecher Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new bill proposal was approved on Monday, and has largely been supported by a population anxious to finally tackle one of the nation’s deepest-rooted and most ignored problems: Bullying. However, disagreements on whether bullies should be brought to court persist. A look at how the French have done [&hellip
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Is Christine Quinn Courting Gov. Cuomo’s Support?

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quinn-cuomo-300x298 Is New York Council Speaker Christine Quinn building close ties with Gov. Andrew Cuomo just in time for her 2013 mayoral campaign? One interested observer following the race notes Cuomo’s decision to shun the traditional gaggle of elected officials, and instead march just with Quinn and her new wife in last weekend’s gay pride parade. Quinn, who [&hellip
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Casino Giant Wynn Inks Deal in New York

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Wynn Wynn Resorts is the latest major casino company to contract with a New York lobbyist, inking a six-month, $60,000 deal this month with Albany lobbying firm LJM Rad. It’s no surprise the Las Vegas-based company would sign up a lobbyist in the state: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to legalize full-fledged casino gambling, the Legislature took [&hellip
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Manhattan DA Cy Vance Slams Current Marijuana Laws

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Cy Vance. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. Senate Republicans may have killed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, but Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., still is calling for the legislative change. At an event held by the New York City Bar Association last night, Vance criticized the current law, which allows police officers to have [&hellip
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Gov. Cuomo Takes on Cyberbullying in New Bill

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Law forces schools to be conscientious when responding to and avoiding threats New York lawmakers have bullied back at the state’s cyberbullies, and have made another step forward in protecting young students from the perils of the internet. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a bill requiring schools to be vigilant when addressing [&hellip
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Gov. Cuomo Proposes Reduced Penalty for Public Possession of Marijuana

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Cuomo seeks to loosen marijuana policies, while some lawmakers call proposal too lenient By Paul Bisceglio Get caught with a joint hidden in your pocket in New York and you get a fine. Get caught with a joint tucked behind your ear or lit in your hand and you get arrested. Concealed possession of 25 [&hellip
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