Month: May 2017

IDC Leader Jeff Klein and Republican Leader John Flanagan could be in trouble because of the Senate lulu scandal.
Long IslandNew YorkNew York CityState SenateWestchester

Why the Senate Lulu Scandal Might Be Trouble for Everyone

Right now, the top news in the New York politics is the story of the State Senate’s lulu payments, the extra money that legislators in leadership positions earn. A New York Times investigation discovered that seven Senators (three Independent Democrats and four Republicans) earned lulus for positions they did not hold. While the legal fallout…

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Did someone break the law?

It's not just Trump. New York has its own law-breakers. Don't just read this; remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. And, if you have any feedback, just reply to this email to voice your opinion. ********** Statistic of the Week: Over 50 train delays happen each month on the A/C/E 8th Avenue line. The MTA's…

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New YorkNew York City

Did Trump’s former campaign manager break the law?

Thought you could avoid hearing about Trump, did you? Sorry. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance are digging into former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. He may have committed fraud and money laundering by using shell companies to buy property, including a Trump Tower apartment. The FBI, Treasury Department, and Congressional…

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It's from the Simpsons but this seemingly describes the attitude of Republicans. Unfortunately for them, the consequences of Trumpcare threaten New York Republicans.
AnalysisLong IslandNew YorkNew York CityOpinion

Repeal & Replace Republicans: How Trumpcare Threatens New York Republicans

In a prescient moment from an episode of The Simpsons years ago, there’s a scene of celebration taking place at the Republican National Convention. Above the meeting’s jubilant attendees are two signs – one that reads, “We Want What’s Worst For Everyone” and another that says, “We’re Just Plain Evil.” These banners capture the spirit…

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