Category: Long Island

Pellegrino, a Bernie Sanders delegate, got support from his organization in winning an Assembly special election.
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Context for a wave? Democrat wins Long Island Assembly seat.

Normally, we don't pay too much attention to special elections for the State Assembly, since Democrats have a massive 2/3rds majority in the chamber. However, progressive Democrat Christine Pellegrino won a resounding victory on Tuesday in this heavily-Republican district around Oyster Bay, a 40 point swing in the Democrats favor after Trump won the area with 60% of…

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IDC Leader Jeff Klein and Republican Leader John Flanagan could be in trouble because of the Senate lulu scandal.
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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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It's from the Simpsons but this seemingly describes the attitude of Republicans. Unfortunately for them, the consequences of Trumpcare threaten New York Republicans.
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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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Commutes: Back to the Bad Days of the 1970’s?

If you've been thinking the subway is getting worse, you're right. Three times in the last week, problems have stranded thousands of subway riders. Since 2012, There's been a 332% increase in subway delays, according to the MTA's own data. This comes on the heels of a big New York Times report about the aging subway system. Meanwhile, LIRR had third straight day of…

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Rep. Chris Collins didn't read Trumpcare. He's now in trouble for other reasons, too.
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How Did New York’s Representatives Vote on the American Healthcare Act?

Yesterday, Congress voted to pass the American Healthcare Act (the AHCA) to repeal Obamacare. How did New York's representatives vote? Not sure who represents your district? Look it up here:

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ex: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20500

Here's how New York's Representatives Voted: District Name Party Vote NY-1 Lee Zeldin Republican Yes NY-2 Peter T. King Republican Yes NY-3 Tom…

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