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Cuomo says New York could have $2 billion surplus in 2017

ALBANY— Even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks about tax cuts and surpluses, potential state budget challenges loom on the horizon. … Full Article

Abbate predicts state will find way to fund universal pre-k classes

Dyker Heights
Assemblyman Peter Abbate, a lawmaker with nearly three decades of experience in Albany, predicted that Mayor Bill de Blasio will get his wish for state funding for universal pre-kindergarten classes for New York City’s four-year-old children. … Full Article

Donald Trump prominently considers run for NY governor

Donald Trump, the nation's most shameless political flirt, is at it again. … Full Article

Brook-Krasny speaks out against boycott of Israel

Coney Island
Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D-Coney Island-Bay Ridge) denounced a boycott of Israel organized by the American Studies Association and showed his disgust with the academic group by sponsoring legislation to prohibit colleges from using state aid to fund organizations that have passed reso … Full Article

Cuomo's budget comes as NY's economy grows slowly

ALBANY— Gov. Andrew Cuomo will present an ambitious budget proposal next week that promises to turn deficits into surpluses even as he doles out tax breaks. One trick will be doing it in a time of slow economic growth. … Full Article

Colton increases his influence in Albany

Gravesend
If you’re a lawmaker looking to get a bill passed in the New York State Assembly, you’re going to have to get it past William Colton. … Full Article

NY senators say state has too many regulations

ALBANY— A group of New York state senators say they've identified more than 2,000 rules and regulations that put the state at a competitive disadvantage. … Full Article

GOP lawmakers like Cuomo’s ‘three strikes, you’re out’ DWI crackdown

Bay Ridge
As they were listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo deliver his State of the State Address in Albany on Wednesday, two Brooklyn Republicans were startled when they heard something familiar in the speech. … Full Article

Biden, Cuomo discuss rebuilding after Sandy

ALBANY— Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Andrew Cuomo say New York and the nation's other coastal states have to rebuild against severe storms and flooding that are likely in the future. … Full Article

Golden says judge got it right with SAFE Act ruling

Bay Ridge
The federal judge who threw out parts of New York State’s strict gun-control law made the right decision, according to an ex-cop politician who said he agreed with the decision handed down from the bench. … Full Article
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