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Cuomo and Faso trade harsh words over tax proposals

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Rep. John Faso waged their latest verbal fisticuffs this week, sparring over the Republican federal tax overhaul and Cuomo’s efforts to circumvent its new cap on state and local tax deductions. Faso, a Kinderhook Republican whose district includes Ulster and Sullivan counties, must have infuriated the Democratic governor by asking the [...]

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Kingston business owner will challenge Amedore

Kingston business owner and Democrat Pat Strong will kick off her campaign on Friday for the state Senate seat held by George Amedore, the Rotterdam Republican who has represented the 46th District since 2015. Strong registered as a candidate on Monday and planned to hold a kickoff rally on Friday evening at Keegan Ales in [...]

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Coombe switches endorsement to Molinaro in governor’s race

Sullivan County Republican Chairman Dick Coombe swung his support on Friday to Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro in what is shaping up to be a two-man contest for the Republican nomination for governor, with Molinaro pushing ahead before he has even openly entered the race. Coombe, a former state assemblyman, had enthusiastically endorsed Sen. John [...]

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Maloney urges Nixon to forego primary against Cuomo

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, reacting to news that former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon may challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary, praised Cuomo on Thursday as a national leader on marriage equality who had earned the LGBTQ community’s support, and urged the actress not to run. Maloney, a Cold Spring Democrat [...]

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Malick announces second Senate run

Pramilla Malick, the environmental activist who has helped lead opposition to the nearly completed Competitive Power Ventures plant in Wawayanda, has announced plans to run again for the Senate seat held by John Bonacic, the Mount Hope Republican and 20-year incumbent she tried to unseat in 2016. Malick attended the corruption trial of Joe Percoco [...]

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Dutchess Dems endorse Delgado in NY19 race

Rhinebeck attorney Antonio Delgado announced Friday that the Dutchess County Democratic Committee has endorsed him in his competition with five other Democrats to challenge Republican Rep. John Faso for New York’s 19th Congressional District seat. The announcement said the committee voted late Thursday night and was the first county to make an endorsement in the [...]

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O’Donnell set to challenge Maloney after GOP rival steps aside

Orange County Legislator James O’Donnell got the Republican Party’s endorsement this week to challenge Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney after fellow Republican candidate Jarred Buchanan stepped aside without a vote by GOP committee members gathered in Poughkeepsie. Buchanan’s concession clears the GOP field for O’Donnell, a retired police commander and former deputy Orange County executive who [...]

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Cahill may face Democratic primary for Assembly seat

The president of a Kingston digital marketing firm has announced plans to challenge Assemblyman Kevin Cahill in a Democratic primary, a rare intra-party contest in a district Cahill has represented for 20 years and that has a 2-to-1 enrollment edge for Democrats. “A community’s choice in a representative should come down to selecting a leader [...]

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Three candidates seek vacant Assembly seat in special election

Two candidates nominated by the Republican and Democratic parties and a political outsider are seeking the Assembly seat that Republican Pete Lopez vacated last year after being appointed by the Trump administration as a regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. A special election will be held April 24 for the seven-county 102nd Assembly District, [...]

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Faso asks IRS to weigh in on Cuomo’s tax proposals

Rep. John Faso has asked the Internal Revenue Service for an advisory opinion on the validity of New York tax changes Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed to circumvent a new federal tax deduction limit set by the Republican tax-code revision in December. In a letter dated Monday and released by Faso’s office on Wednesday, the [...]

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