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Did Robert Moses Actually Prevent Buses from Going to Jones Beach?

Yes, in fact. In his masterpiece, The Power Broker, Robert Caro recorded that Robert Moses built lower bridges over the Southern State Parkway on the way to Jones Beach. According to an engineer who worked on the project, Moses wanted lower bridges so that buses couldn't bring poor (especially black) people to Jones Beach. A Cornell…

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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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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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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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Democratic State Senator George Latimer is running for Westchester County Executive.
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Battle Royale for Westchester County Executive

The most important election of 2017 for New York is likely going to be the race for Westchester County Executive. Democratic State Senator George Latimer announced last week that he'll face off against the incumbent, Republican Rob Astorino, in November. Campaign Issues Latimer launched his campaign criticizing Astorino for borrowing to pay for pensions rather than raising…

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