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Caucus to Mobilize Progressive Allies

Feb 14, 2014

Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, frustrated by what they see as years of having their signature issues ignored by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are prepared


Assembly Passes Early Voting Bill

Feb 11, 2014

Voters in New York might be one step closer to being able to cast their ballots during early voting periods thanks to legislation adopted by a 84-36 margin today in


WEA Advocates Bank on Election-Year Leverage

Feb 07, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. – An all-or-nothing push for the 10-point Women’s Equality Act last year yielded nothing. So advocates of the proposal are issuing a threatening reminder to state legislators who dare


City Council Committees: Changes and Challenges

Jan 26, 2014

Engaging in the political tradition of rewarding friends and punishing foes, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito last week doled out coveted committee chairmanships and leadership roles – and the $390,000


De Blasio Doesn't Budge on Pre-K Plan

Jan 21, 2014

  Hours ahead of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget announcement, Mayor Bill de Blasio reiterated his promise to tax wealthier New Yorkers as a means to pay for his universal pre-kindergarten plan. The