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State Senator Dan Squadron is heading for the exits.
New YorkNew York CityState Senate

Quitting Time

State Senator Dan Squadron, a Brooklyn Democrat and leading reformer, announced in a Daily News op-ed that he's leaving the State Senate. He'll launch a new project focused on improving state government around the country. What's next? The Senate seat should be filled in a November special election. The Democratic nominee (and presumptive next Senator) will likely…

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Dem Party Squabbles

If you thought Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans' attacks on healthcare and LGBT rights would prompt New York Democrats to stand together in opposition, think again. The New York State Democratic Committee (the body that directs the state party) met this week and, of course, there was infighting. Progressives pushed through a resolution condemning the…

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New York City

Who’s Running in The 2017 NYC Primary Elections?

Party Designating petitions were filed at the NYC Board of Elections on Thursday and it is time for my annual report on this year’s likely upcoming Primary contests in the City. Up until now, I’ve posted this report on the Room 8 site but now that no longer exists, Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein at ShakingNews has generously…

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