Who’s willing to take on some of the state’s most powerful politicians? The Republican Party has struggled to find worthy candidates, but they’ll officially settle on their slate for the four statewide elected positions this week. Conservatives from all around the state will meet at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan for the statewide nominating convention. On Wednesday, they’ll nominate candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and on Thursday morning they’ll make their picks for attorney general and comptroller. Here is what you need to know ahead of the convention. A scramble for attorney general With New York City Public Advocate Letitia James gobbling up support from the Democratic establishment for her run for attorney general, any Republican may have a tough time gaining momentum. But the now-open seat is more winnable that it was three weeks ago, when it looked like the incumbent Eric Schneiderman would cruise to victory. Now … [Read more...] about Five things to know about New York’s Republican convention
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Nationwide, black women are seeing more opportunities to run for elected office. Getty Images Nationwide, nearly 600 black women are running for elected office in the United States this year.In light of Public Advocate Letitia James launching her bid for New York State Attorney General on Wednesday—she would be the first black woman to hold statewide office if she wins—as well as New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray weighing higher office and Democratic state Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins becoming the first black female majority leader if Democrats take back the Senate, is the movement spreading to New York, too?Nationwide Momentum Picks Up for Black Women Running for Elected OfficeBlack women make up 3.6 percent of Congress, 3.7 percent of state legislators nationwide and less than one percent of statewide elected executive officials, according to a recent report titled, “The Chisholm Effect: Black Women in American Politics … [Read more...] about Black Women Are Rising Up in Politics Nationwide… But What About New York?
On March 5, nearly three months after landing at John F. Kennedy Airport on a flight from Puerto Rico, 29-year-old Daiza Aponte finally moved into a hotel room with a kitchenette. Soon after Aponte and her two young daughters arrived in New York last December, the Federal Emergency Management Agency placed them, along with dozens of other Puerto Rican families fleeing the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria, in a Holiday Inn Express overlooking the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx. Hotel management refused to let the families bring food to their rooms, recalls Aponte, and her toddler daughter didn’t have a crib. She fell out of bed three times. Now, FEMA has transferred Aponte to the quiet Pointe Plaza Hotel just north of Flushing Avenue in Hasidic Williamsburg. “It’s like a studio,” Aponte told the Voice in Spanish on a recent afternoon at a Brooklyn pizza shop. One-year-old Alannys slept in her stroller, tucked into a pink snowsuit, while three-year-old … [Read more...] about Puerto Rican Evacuees Face New York Housing Crisis
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest New York Senate battles over ... the Dick's Open? The Senior PGA tournament is getting $3 million in the state's $168.5 billion budget. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jon Campbell, @JonCampbellGAN Published 3:56 p.m. ET March 30, 2018 | Updated 4:52 p.m. ET March 30, 2018 CLOSE Questions over $3 million for a Binghamton-area golf tournament that was tucked into the state's $168.5 billion budget spurred an upstate-downstate debate in the state Senate on March 30, 2018. Jon Campbell / Albany Bureau CONNECT … [Read more...] about New York Senate battles over … the Dick’s Open?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 10 things to know about New York's state budget talks Lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are negotiating behind closed doors. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jon Campbell, @JonCampbellGAN Published 6:38 p.m. ET March 28, 2018 | Updated 6:56 p.m. ET March 28, 2018 CLOSE Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers are discussing a measure that could lead to a pay raise for lawmakers and state agency commissioners. His remarks to reporters came on March 28, 2018. Jon Campbell / Albany Bureau CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about 10 things to know about New York’s state budget talks
Rowanne Brewer Lane, the woman featured in the opening anecdote in Saturday's New York Times article about Donald Trump's treatment of women, says the piece was "very upsetting" and objected to the way her relationship was portrayed by the Times. Donald Trump fires back over "lame hit piece" on women Donald Trump's history with women examined in New York Times report COMMENTARY: Donald Trump, candidate of change Brewer Lane appeared on "Fox and Friends" Monday morning to refute much of what the article said about her experience with the presumed GOP nominee. "I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump," Brewer Lane told Fox News, and, she added, "I don't appreciate" the Times "making it look like...I was saying it was a negative experience, because it was not." The Times article began, "Donald J. Trump had barely met Rowanne Brewer Lane when he asked her to change out of her clothes." It went on to say that Trump, in the midst of divorcing his first wife, asked the … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Donald Trump’s ex-girlfriend “very upset” about New York Times story
President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the mega-omnibus spending bill barreling its way through Congress ahead of the March 23 government funding deadline if it contains a pork pet project for New York and New Jersey that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, wants in the bill. Efforts to insert into the omnibus spending bill $900 million in funding for the New York-New Jersey “Gateway” project—a series of tunnels and bridges between Newark and Manhattan to improve traffic flow—are being led by Schumer and House GOP Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ). Frelinghuysen, who is retiring at the end of his current term, controls the purse strings in the House of Representatives and has an enormous amount of influence and power over the spending process from his perch atop the House Appropriations Committee. But, as reported by a number of outlets last week—and confirmed by Breitbart News—it is President … [Read more...] about Omnibus Showdown: Trump Threatens Spending Bill Veto if Schumer-Backed New York ‘Gateway’ Pork Inside
(CNN)Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao confirmed last week to lawmakers that President Donald Trump is personally lobbying House Speaker Paul Ryan to block federal funding for a multibillion-dollar infrastructure project. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of New York asked Chao during a hearing March 6 if reporting earlier this month by The Washington Post that Trump was lobbying to kill a project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey was true. Chao replied it "probably" was but that he would have to ask the White House. In a testy exchange, Maloney pointed out that she was coming before Congress as the transportation secretary and a member of Trump's Cabinet, and pressed, "Is the President of the United States personally intervening with the speaker to kill this project?" "Yes," Chao replied. "The President is concerned about the viability of this project and the fact that New York and New Jersey have no skin in the game." Chao argued that if these … [Read more...] about Chao: Trump seeks to scrap New York Gateway proposal
NEW YORK — The return of the Grammys to New York City for the first time in 15 years has hit a sour note, with the Recording Academy complaining that the city hasn't met its commitment to shoulder the added costs of staging the awards ceremony. New York City officials had lobbied hard to get the show back after many years in Los Angeles, including cajoling business groups and sponsors into subsidizing the lavish awards show. Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said it is costing $6 million to $8 million more to produce the Grammys in New York than in Los Angeles and New York City hasn't done all it said it would to make up the shortfall. New York City officials say they've raised the money they promised and expect a great show when the 60th anniversary Grammys ceremony takes over Madison Square Garden on Sunday. "The city fully met all of its obligations to the academy," Julie Menin, the commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, said Wednesday. … [Read more...] about New York City, Grammy officials sparring over expense of award show
ALBANY -- In Rochester and Buffalo, leaders spoke about how joining forces to lure Amazon's second headquarters would be an unprecedented boon for the region.The same hopes and dreams were made in Syracuse and Albany as the upstate cities were three of the four bids that New York submitted to the retail giant for its $5 billion project."New York is submitting proposals from every corner of our great state, but we are one New York - and we will work with you to create the greatest possible benefit to Amazon and to all New Yorkers," Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Oct. 19.But it was the state's fourth bid that made Amazon's cut from 238 proposal to just 20: the New York City metropolitan area. More: How much will New York offer for Amazon HQ2? Amazon HQ2: New York won't say how much taxpayer money it's offering Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes millions in tax and fee hikes in budget plan Amazon's announcement was exciting news for New … [Read more...] about What Amazon’s HQ2 decision says about New York