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Molinaro issues Albany reform plan

With a fitting backdrop this week of Albany’s latest corruption convictions, Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro unfurled a government reform wishlist that included term limits, closer public tracking of the state’s economic development handouts and forcing lawmakers to vote on full lists of their pork-barrel grants before they sprinkle the funding around their districts. Molinaro, [...]

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Seven candidates petition to run for Skartados’ Assembly seat

Five Democrats from both sides of the Hudson plan to compete in a primary in September to run for the heavily Democratic Assembly district that the late Frank Skartados represented. The Democrats who filed petitions this week to run for the 104th Assembly District are: Orange County Legislator Kevindaryan Lujan, who has been in office [...]

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Delgado leads Faso by 7 points in DCCC poll

Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado led Republican Rep. John Faso by seven percentage points in a phone poll the House Democrats’ campaign arm conducted in New York’s 19th Congressional District in the two days after Delgado’s primary victory last month. Delgado, a Rhinebeck attorney, led the freshman congressman by 49 percent to 42 percent in a [...]

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Child Victims Act advocacy group backs Skoufis for Senate

One of the groups that has pushed in vain for Senate Republicans to support the long-stalled Child Victims Act endorsed Democratic assemblyman and Senate candidate James Skoufis on Monday in his bid to win the seat that Republican Sen. Bill Larkin is vacating. Gary Greenberg, founder of Protect NYKIDS and the affiliated Fighting for Children [...]

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Faso questions lower Medicare pay in Kingston

Rep. John Faso has asked Medicare regulators to change a reimbursement policy that pays Kingston hospital workers much less than those in a wide New York City metropolitan area, causing some nurses in Kingston to earn almost $12 an hour below their counterparts across the Hudson in Dutchess County. In a letter last month to [...]

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Maloney continues push for House tampon purchases

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney took his recent push for tampon availability in congressional offices to the top this week, writing a joint letter with Rep. Grace Meng asking House Speaker Paul Ryan make sure such purchases are reimbursable. The Cold Spring Democrat first sounded the alarm last week after a congressional finance office refused to [...]

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Three building trade unions endorse Skoufis for Senate

Assemblyman James Skoufis announced the endorsements of three building trade unions on Friday in his campaign for the 39th Senate District seat Bill Larkin is vacating. The Woodbury Democrat said that Teamsters Local 445, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 373 and Laborers Local 754 all backed him, joining a fourth trade union - International Union of Operating [...]

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Basile proposes providing lawyers for the poor in civil cases

Stony Point councilman and state Senate candidate Tom Basile on Tuesday proposed expanding the guarantee of legal representation in New York by requiring the state to provide lawyers for poor people in civil cases, in addition to criminal cases. “If you’re a mother involved in a landlord-tenant dispute or need an order of protection against [...]

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Anagnostakis proposes school-funding task force

Orange County legislator and state Senate candidate Mike Anagnostakis called on Monday for the creation of a task force to find a better way to fund New York’s public schools, blaming school taxes for homeowners leaving the state and Senate Republicans for failing to solve the problem. Anagnostakis, one of two Republicans competing to run [...]

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Anagnostakis backs gun bills blocked by Senate GOP

Orange County Legislator Mike Anagnostakis took aim this week at the Senate Republican conference that he hopes to join for “shamefully” blocking Democratic-sponsored, gun-safety bills that he said he supports. Among the proposals was a bill that would allow judges to issue “extreme risk protection orders” to keep guns out of the hands of people [...]

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