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Decision '09: Primary Profiles

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With two major citywide races and one Manhattan-wide contest up for grabs on Sept. 15, Democratic primary voters could be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed. On primary day, a total of 11 candidates will vie for three high-profile positions: city comptroller, public advocate and Manhattan district attorney. This week we conclude a series of [&hellip
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YOGA STUDIOS SAVED

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When the New York State Education Department announced onerous licensing requirements and a $50,000 penalty for yoga instructors who didn’t comply, State Sen. Eric Schneiderman and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal fought back with a new bill that would exempt yoga studios from the requirements. But after the bills were introduced, the department reversed the rule [&hellip
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Election Briefs

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SPLIT ENDORSEMENTS FROM MANHATTAN POLS—Three Manhattan elected officials have made split endorsements in the race for comptroller. Borough President Scott Stringer and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal threw their support to John Liu, a Council member from Queens. Liu has racked up most of his support from unions and the city’s black and Latino lawmakers. Stringer [&hellip
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NADLER BACKS ABORN FOR D.A.

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler will join fellow West Side elected officials and Democratic club members in endorsing Richard Aborn for Manhattan district attorney. In a race where candidates are trying to “out-progressive” one another, an endorsement from Nadler, the most liberal member of the city’s House delegation, is seen by many as a major stamp of [&hellip
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Decision '09: Primary Profiles

Written by admin on . Posted in Politics

With two major citywide races and one Manhattan-wide contest this September, Democratic primary voters could be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed. On primary day, a total of 11 candidates will vie for three high-profile positions: city comptroller, public advocate and Manhattan district attorney. This week we continue a series of profiles featuring one candidate [&hellip
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What a Mess!

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Just when New York should have the strongest leadership team available, things have never looked worse. Because we are in the greatest recession in modern history, we need good thinking, good public policy work. Instead of creative solutions, we have had what can only be described as political gang wars
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Nadler Backs Aborn in District Attorney’s Race

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler will join his fellow West Side elected officials and Democratic club members in endorsing Richard Aborn for Manhattan district attorney. In a race where candidates are trying to “out-progressive” one another, an endorsement from Nadler, the most liberal member of the city’s House delegation, is seen by many as a stamp of [&hellip
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