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There's probably no way to stop the whispering, but new rules give the public increased access to the public comments of their state legislators and City Council
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In March 2004, a Verizon employee working on a bank's phone lines inadvertently input some incorrect numbers. For two hours that followed residents of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten
Last September, as the Supreme Court heard arguments in the Citizens United case on corporate campaign spending, one activist made his or her opinions clear.
In the wake of Citizens
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Are unchecked contributions an easy way up Albany's "Million Dollar Staircase"?
As former New York State Senate Majority Joseph Bruno stood trial this year for multiple federal corruption
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More than 30 residents whispered under their breath with agitation, glaring at the Police Athletic League representative at the front of the room. No butter
Defeating an incumbent in New York's State Senate is always something of a long shot, particularly when the incumbent has held the seat for decades. Many of the city's state
Democratic State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery faces Republican Sandra Palacios-Serrano in northern and central Brooklyn.
In 2006, Montgomery trounced another challenger by a margin of 20-to-1. She was the major sponsor of
John Sampson, who was elected to the State Senate in 1996, faces Godfrey Jelks, a former candidate for state Assembly in 2006.
Sampson was born and raised in Brooklyn and is
Democratic State Sen. Eric Adams will defends his Brooklyn-based seat against Republican challenger Stephen Christopher.
Adams, who was first overwhelmingly elected in 2006, is a former New York City police officer
When Daniel Squadron unseated 30-year incumbent Martin Connor in the Democratic primary for the 25th district State Senate seat, it looked like he had vanquished his opposition. But another contender