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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


The Week Ahead in New York Politics

Apr 14, 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces his press team (nyc.gov) What to look for in New York politics this week, via the city and Albany: After another busy week in New York City politics