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Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio’s Fundraising Tactics In NY Senate Race Called Into Question

A Republican New York state Senate candidate is demanding a federal probe of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s efforts to help Democrats capture the upper house of the Legislature.

10/30/2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Credit: Getty Images)

New York City Council Reforms Rules For Discretionary Spending

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has voluntarily given up her authority to decide how a large chunk of the council’s discretionary funding is distributed.

04/29/2014

Fmr. Congressman Anthony Weiner, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. (credit: CBS 2 | Monica Miller, WCBS 880)

CBS 2, WCBS 880, 1010 WINS Among Those Chosen To Hold NYC Election Debates

Police practices, educating our kids and the best way to deliver a vast array of city services will all be fair game during Campaign 2013 and CBS 2 will be putting the candidates for public office to the test, hosting a series of in-depth debates.

06/13/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks out against Vito Lopez, May 16, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Quinn Blasts Vito Lopez, Says His Election To City Council Would Be An ‘Outrage’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The speaker of the New York City Council issued a sharp rebuke of a once-powerful state lawmaker who is seeking to become her colleague. As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, a […]

05/16/2013

NYC Convention Center

Cuomo’s Convention Center Nightmare: NYC — Not The State — Owns The Land

For a politician who tries to never make a mistake, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has suffered a major “oops” moment with his grandiose plans to let the owner of the Aqueduct racino build a new convention center there.

01/13/2012

NYC Convention Center

Questions About Legality, Competitive Process Pouring Cold Water On Cuomo’s Convention Center Plan

The pictures for a proposed new convention center at Aqueduct look great, but many are wondering whether Gov. Cuomo jumped the gun by having his administration sign a letter of intent to build the facility with the company that operates a racino there.

01/06/2012

Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver speaks to members of the media in the State Capitol March 12, 2008 in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Sheldon Silver’s Finances Raise Some Questions

According to public disclosure forms, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver owns stock in over 30 companies — many of which do business with the state. However, what the forms don’t show voters is how much the shares are worth.

09/03/2010