Government & Politics

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A group made up of women who have been sexually harassed at New York’s State Capitol are calling for public hearings. They say 46 lawmakers have already signed a petition.

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Governor Cuomo’s economic development programs have been the subject of two federal corruption trials that ended with convictions for two of Cuomo’s former associates. Some say problems with the state’s $9 billion economic development programs go beyond  corruption, and that the structure of the programs is flawed.

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Less than a month after the legislative session officially ended, Governor Cuomo’s been calling for the State Senate to come back and work on what he says is unfinished business.

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Primary challengers to a group of former breakaway Democrats in the state Senate have been gaining momentum lately, at least when it comes to campaign endorsements. Many are encouraged by the June upset win of primary challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to longtime Queens Congressman Joe Crowley.

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The Connecticut Working Families Party is backing Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont over Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim in the August 14th state Democratic Party primary for governor. For lieutenant governor, the party is backing former union organizer Eva Bermudez Zimmerman over the Democratic-Party endorsed candidate Susan Bysiewicz.