Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Threatening Letter Sent to NYC Council Members' Offices

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

1-33b546cfe3 Stefan Ringel, the media relations director for Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams, passed along this threatening letter that he says has been received today by at least three New York City Council members’ offices. After Williams’ office got the letter today, Ringel said that he also reached out to two other Council members’ offices — those [&hellip
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City & State: Drawn Out

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Politics

summer-stroll Some wistful, some still bitter,  the victims of gerrymandering speak out Some still remember how frustrating it was. Some say it doesn’t really bother them. And some still disagree about how exactly it played out. Ten years on, the victims and the survivors of the last round of gerrymandering in New York offer mixed views [&hellip
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City & State: There Oughta Be a Law

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Politics

DISTRICT This was the year redistricting was supposed to work. Guess what? Everyone but the winners in New York State’s unfair system of drawing election districts agrees New Yorkers deserve better. This was the year they were supposed to get it. But nothing has changed. In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans two to one, the Legislature [&hellip
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City & State: Settling Schneiderman

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in Politics

President Barack Obama has proven willing to do something Gov. Andrew Cuomo has so far been reluctant to do: give Attorney General Eric Schneiderman more investigatory powers. The president recently tapped Schneiderman to co-chair a new joint mortgage-fraud investigation unit, giving him access to more resources and more ground troops to go after fraud and [&hellip
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Now Is the Time to Govern

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Cuomo will whittle state budget to the bone By Alan S. Chartock The first thing the new governor has to do is to get the state’s fiscal house in order. That must happen immediately because in a year, the state’s election cycle will start all over and if Andrew Cuomo waits until then, it will [&hellip
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Bringing the Upper West Side to Albany

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Schneiderman, Cuomo hold first joint appearance By Dan Rivoli and Allen Houston While Republicans made a political comeback around the country, New York State Democrats fared relatively well. Andrew Cuomo is now Governor-elect, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand trounced their GOP opponents and Tom DiNapoli held on to the State Comptroller seat
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Schneiderman Win Bright Spot for UWS Politics

Written by admin on . Posted in Blog, Politics

By Dan Rivoli Eric Schneiderman, the Upper West Sider and state senator, won the attorney general race last night, a bright spot in Upper West Side politics. Schneiderman, who won a bruising five-way primary and tough general election, handily beat Republican Dan Donovan, the Staten Island district attorney. He will succeed Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo
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Upper West Side Democrats Help in Statewide Races

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Politics

By Gavin Aronsen Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell has no Republican challenger for his Upper West Side seat for the Nov. 2 election. But he nonetheless opened campaign headquarters in his district to help fellow Democrats in competitive statewide races. On one of the final Sundays before the election, O’Donnell held an open house at the [&hellip
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