Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘votes’

Rent Guidelines Board Approves Hike

Rent Guidelines Board Approves Hike

New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board voted Tuesday night to raise rents 3 percent on one-year leases and 6 percent on two-year leases. A board spokesman says tenants who have rented apartments for six years or longer will see rents for a one-year lease jump by 3 percent or $30 a month, whichever is higher. [...]

Ex-Union Official Jonathan Tasini To Challenge Kirsten Gillibrand

Ex-Union Official Jonathan Tasini To Challenge Kirsten Gillibrand

A former New York City union official who challenged Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2006 Democratic primary says he will again run in a primary — this time against incumbent Sen. Kristen E. Gillibrand. “Unlike 2006 when I never really woke up each morning thinking I could win, I actually believe I can win this [...]

Supreme Court Judge Won’t Rule On Senate Leadership

Supreme Court Judge Won’t Rule On Senate Leadership

A State Supreme Court judge said today that he will not rule on whether the Senate was in active session last week when Republicans and two dissident Democrats staged a power grab, saying it’s improper for the court to get involved in the matter. At a hearing this afternoon in Albany, State Supreme Court Justice [...]

Democrats Pass on Endorsement for Roger Corbin’s Seat

Democrats Pass on Endorsement for Roger Corbin’s Seat

A potentially ugly battle within the Nassau Democratic Party was avoided late Monday when party members decided not to make an endorsement in the 2nd Legislative District, where incumbent Roger Corbin is running for re-election while under indictment on federal tax charges. Corbin’s son Josh, a member the county Democratic Committee, raised his left hand [...]

Survey Of State Senators Shows Gay Marriage Bill In Jeopardy

Survey Of State Senators Shows Gay Marriage Bill In Jeopardy

As members of the New York State Senate ponder whether to hold a vote on legalizing gay marriage before the current legislative session expires, an exclusive NY1 survey of all 62 state Senators suggests that supporters of the bill are facing an uphill battle in their fight to get it passed this month. Twenty lawmakers [...]

Democrats Vanessa Gibson and Marcos Crespo Win Bronx Special Elections

Democrats Vanessa Gibson and Marcos Crespo Win Bronx Special Elections

Two New York Assembly staffers have succeeded their Democratic bosses in special elections in the Bronx, easily beating their challengers. Democrat Vanessa Gibson beat Conservative Joel Rivera and Republican Barbara Bowland in the 77th Assembly District, garnering 74.4 percent of the votes. The seat had been held by Democrat Aurelia Greene since 1982 in the [...]

Debate Over Gay Marriage Gets Renewed Push

Debate Over Gay Marriage Gets Renewed Push

With the legislative session winding down, the battle over the gay marriage bill is heating up in Albany. Senator Tom Duane held an event Monday with same sex couples who say they would wed if the bill were to pass the state Senate. Duane says he believes same-sex marriage will become law before lawmakers leave [...]

Charlie Rangel Endorses Bill Thompson For Mayor

Charlie Rangel Endorses Bill Thompson For Mayor

Manhattan Congressman Charles Rangel threw his support in the mayoral election behind City Comptroller Bill Thompson today. Rangel said Thompson, who shares his Democratic affiliation, is the right choice for mayor, citing his ability to bring New Yorkers together. “As comptroller he’s reacher out to the community. He’s looked for peace, tranquility, and unity. He [...]

Korean New Yorkers Hope for Council Seat in Queens

Korean New Yorkers Hope for Council Seat in Queens

You hear it a lot these days among New York’s Korean-Americans, a heady declaration of political entitlement: “It’s our time.” Korean-Americans number more than 132,000 in the state, according to the latest census figures, and have become a significant economic force in the New York region. Yet none have ever been elected to the New [...]

Six Candidates To Run For Councilman John Liu’s Seat

Six Candidates To Run For Councilman John Liu’s Seat

The race for the City Council seat in Flushing is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested in the city, with six candidates already vying to replace outgoing Councilman John Liu. The slate of candidates in the 20th Council District also promises to be one of the most racially diverse – with two [...]

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