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Legislature Closing In On Medical Marijuana Deal

Apr 24, 2014

Will the governor soon be signing a medical marijuana bill into law? (nysenate.gov) The State Legislature appears to be moving closer to a deal on medical marijuana as amendments are set


The Industrial Boom Beyond Brooklyn

Apr 23, 2014

Building 92 at The Brooklyn Navy Yard (bldg92.org) BROOKLYN - In its heyday during World War II, the Brooklyn Navy Yard was an industrial powerhouse. It employed 77,000 people, and ran


Possible Primary Mess in The Bronx

Apr 22, 2014

State Sens Gustavo Rivera, left, and Jeff Klein, center, both may face primary challengers (nysenate.gov) The Bronx could become a flashpoint in the 2014 battle for control of the New York


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, April 20

Apr 20, 2014

New York City Hall (wikimedia) What to look for this week, via the city and Albany: After a fairly quiet week due to the Passover and Easter holidays and public school spring


A Post-Budget 'Big Ugly'?

Apr 18, 2014

New York legislative leaders celebrate their recent budget deal (AP) Some years, the state budget is home to the "big ugly," a package of unrelated legislation cobbled together last minute through


Building Back, Hiring Local

Apr 18, 2014

Mayor de Blasio making a prior Sandy recovery announcement (nyc.gov) In September 2013, then-candidate Bill de Blasio made a mayoral campaign trip to the Rockaways, a region in Queens hit hard