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Economic opportunity, fighting crime are voters’ top priorities; Hochul leads growing primary field
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Economic opportunity, fighting crime are voters’ top priorities; Hochul leads growing primary field

New York Democrats continue to favor Governor Kathy Hochul in the gubernatorial primary, with 36 percent supporting Hochul, 18 percent backing Attorney General Letitia James, 10 percent supporting New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and 6 percent each for Rep. Tom Suozzi and New York City Mayor Bill de […]

AG hopeful Zephyr Teachout supporting better protections for victims working in public service
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AG hopeful Zephyr Teachout supporting better protections for victims working in public service

State Attorney General candidate Zephyr Teachout hosted a livestream in Foley Square announcing her support for two bills aimed at protecting public employees working in political offices. Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes a loophole for the “personal staff” of elected officials, exempting them from […]

With virus cases still prevalent, Assemblyman wants to extend COVID exception for absentee ballots
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With virus cases still prevalent, Assemblyman wants to extend COVID exception for absentee ballots

The temporary law that that allows voters to use an absentee ballot for COVID-related reasons is expiring soon and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is proposing an extension through February, 2024. As the Jan. 1, 2022 sunset approaches, Dinowitz said his proposal to extend the absentee ballot eligibility is motivated by a […]