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ALBANY -- The New York State Senate’s bipartisan coalition just became stronger at the expense of the Democratic conference with the defection of a Queens Democrat.
Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers), who leads the minority conference of Democrats, said Wednesday morning that Sen. Tony Avella’s move to the Independent Democratic Conference won’t hurt her effort to regain majority...Read more »
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to raise a city income tax on the wealthy to pay for expansion of pre-kindergarten in New York City won’t fly in Albany.
“Look, I am New York City born and raised,” Cuomo said Thursday. “Every child in New York City is precious and we want the best for every child in New York City.”
But “every child in Buffalo is precious,” Cuomo...Read more »