November 12, 2008 RSS feed / Political Page

Markey Celebrates Assembly Win

Assemblymember Margaret Markey was returned to the state legislature in last Tuesday's general election with 68 percent of the 30th Assembly District vote to opponent Anthony Nunziato's 32 percent. More...

Vallone Plans Hearings On Mayor's Eliminating Cop Academy Class

Reacting to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plans to cut the January Police Academy class, City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. called for immediate public hearings on the "dwindling police force and recent increases in crime in the city. More...

Mayor Blasted On Taxes, Tolls And Term Limits Suit

City Councilmember John Liu took a hefty swipe at Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to charge tolls on the East River bridges, saying the scheme "should not be imposed only on a narrow cross-section of working New Yorkers". More...

Obama Lauded On Victory, But Gets Pleas For City Aid

Democrats throughout the city hailed President-elect Barack Obama for his election victory in New York and the entire nation last Tuesday, but over the weekend were besieging him with calls to bail New York City out of its present fiscal crisis. More...

Dem Senate Takeover Stalls; Absentee Ballots To Decide Padavan/Gennaro Race

The confusion over whether Democrats or Republicans will be the majority party in the state senate in January continued yesterday with no indication how the thorny issue would be resolved. More...

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