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Council Defies Mayor on Parking Tickets

Jan 19, 2012

Photo by William Alatriste Christine Quinn at a Council meeting this past November. In December, the Council overrode a mayoral veto of the Outsourcing Accountability Act. Last week, Council Speaker Christine Quinn


How Will Cuomo's 2012 Plans Impact the City?

Jan 05, 2012

Photo by Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo Gov. Andrew Cuomo had a big freshman year—so big, in fact, that some observers have wondered how he will replicate it. On Wednesday, Cuomo


Connecting Cuomo to the People

Sep 22, 2011

Photo by office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo> Gov. Andrew Cuomo hosts a cabinet meeting in the Capitol As early as today the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to unveil CitizenConnects,


As Redistricting Hearings Begin, Many Think They Shouldn't

Aug 10, 2011

Former State Sen. Richard Dollinger testifies before the legislature's redistricting task force in Rochester. Over the past month the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, also known as LATFOR,


Party Leaders Keep a Grip on Special Elections

Jul 08, 2011

Photo by Mark Chang Anthony Weiner campaigns for re-election in 2007. Now party leaders largely control who will take his place. (Update: On Friday, the Republican Party selected Bob Turner as its