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Cuomo Administration Quietly Secures $20 Million for Conservation Fund

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. Laura Nahmias reports this morning: The Cuomo administration has quietly resolved a problem created by a single line in the state’s budget that would have held up $20 million in federal aid to the state’s Conservation Fund. The administration was able to secure the funding without an amendment to the state budget that had originally [&hellip
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Espaillat Expected to Kick-Off Senate Re-Election Race Tonight

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via City & State. Manhattan State Sen. Adriano Espaillat is expected to announce that he will run for re-election to the state Senate this evening, at Fort Green Presbyterian Church in Manhattan at 6 p.m. Espaillat sent out an announcement to supporters last evening terming the announcement “Adriano’s next steps.” Espaillat is slated to face a primary challenge against [&hellip
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Court Sets Criminal Trial Date for Former John Liu Campaign Treasurer

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Jenny Hou. Photo via Facebook. In Manhattan federal court today, Judge Richard Sullivan set a date  for the government’s case against former John Liu campaign treasurer Jia Hou to begin on February 4th, 2013, less than a year before the first primary election in Liu’s presumed bid to become New York City’s next mayor. Hou, the 25-year-old former treasurer, is [&hellip
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Brooklyn Hires Tough Texas Collection Agencies to Recover Millions in Unpaid Parking Tickets

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The New York World reports this morning: Tire irons like this one are just one weapon in the city’s arsenal against unpaid parking fines. (AP Photo) The boots clamped on the wheels of some parked cars in Brooklyn this summer are just one weapon in the city’s war on unpaid parking tickets and other fines. [&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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Campaign Roundup: Billy Baldwin Says Brother Alec’s Chances of Running for Mayor Real

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Alec Baldwin. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. Manhattan Despite the holiday, the Espaillat-Rangel race is still in full-tilt. The dispute at the Board of Elections harkens back to a past race. State Senate How competitive will this year’s state Senate elections really be? 2013 Mayoral Race Billy Baldwin says Alec Baldwin’s prospects of running for mayor are real. Eva Moskowitz (who’s not [&hellip
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Temporary Bus Lanes on Tappan Zee Bridge Not Enough, Say Critics

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Tappan_Zee_Bridge-300x184 The Thruway Authority, facing criticism that its plan for a new Tappan Zee Bridge won’t immediately add any new mass transit, announced last nightthat it would create designated bus lanes during rush hour. But while several transportation advocates and experts said the move is a step in the right direction, it’s not enough to quiet [&hellip
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Interview with Charles Barron

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Barron1-224x300 Councilman Charles Barron lost his bid to become a congressman by a nearly three-to-one margin to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries in Tuesday’s primary. He was not too happy about it. But when we reached him on Friday, Barron was looking toward the future and throwing a few jabs at the city’s political establishment. City & State: [&hellip
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