State Sen. Liz Krueger said her bill would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the state.
The comptroller said he will sue for damages for loss of civil rights, mental and emotional harm, loss of professional reputation and loss of dignity.
Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota took jabs, raised their voices and frequently talked over each other at their second debate Tuesday, with de Blasio repeatedly accusing Lhota of “fearmongering,” and Lhota accusing de Blasio of failing to keep promises and being soft on crime.
Chris Owens says his father died Monday at NYU Langone Medical Center of renal failure and heart failure.
Jia “Jenny” Hou was sentenced to 10 months in prison and Xing “Oliver” Wu Pan was sentenced to four months in prison and three years of probation.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio emerged as the top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks and another electoral fight before becoming his party’s nominee.
The Democratic front-runner, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, is hoping to eclipse the 40 percent mark that would avoid a runoff.
Kelly said none of the candidates have requested a terrorism briefing from the police department. He said the public should be asking whether or not candidates understand the threat to New York City.
Among mayoral hopefuls, long-shot Democratic contender the Rev. Erick Salgado led with a 180-foot hit. He topped several Democratic, Republican and independent rivals.
Mayor Bloomberg blasts override: “Today’s vote is an example of election year politics at its very worst and political pandering at its most deadly.”
Bill de Blasio in particular was the target of several barbs Wednesday evening, as seven Democratic mayoral candidates went head-to-head in their third debate.
The sweeping change, which would put New York at the forefront of a growing national debate over use of the drug, calls for recreational marijuana to be regulated and taxed like alcohol and tobacco.
Several of the Democratic mayoral candidates took swipes at soon-to-retire Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a debate Tuesday, particularly on the issue of unionized city workers who have been without contracts.
Reaction is pouring in to a judge’s ruling Monday that found the NYPD deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy.
“The evidence suggests that the potential violations are serious and pervasive across campaign’s fundraising,” the board said in a statement read at the hearing. Liu’s lawyer said an appeal is planned.