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The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Former State Sen. Catherine Abate Dies At 66

Former New York State Sen. Catherine Abate, a longtime advocate of health care and criminal justice issues, died this past weekend at the age of 66.

05/19/2014

New Haven, CT (credit: Wikipedia)

Toni Harp Elected First New Mayor Of New Haven In 20 Years

Connecticut state Sen. Toni Harp has been elected the first woman mayor of New Haven in 20 years, and as well as the city’s first woman mayor.

11/05/2013

Letitia James, Daniel Squadron

James, Squadron To Face Each Other In Runoff For Public Advocate

The race for New York City public advocate has headed to a runoff, with no candidate winning 40 percent of the vote.

09/11/2013

New Jersey St. Sen. Barbara Buono (credit: Buono For New Jersey)

Buono Wins Key Endorsements For N.J. Gubernatorial Bid

New Jersey State Sen. Barbara Buono’s young gubernatorial candidacy gained strength Monday, following endorsements in key northern counties and a call by Democratic leaders for unity in the November governor’s race.

01/28/2013

Journal News Interactive Gun Map (credit: lohud.com)

State Senator: Removal Of Gun Owner Map Is A ‘Huge Win’

New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) called the decision by the Journal News Media Group to remove a map of gun permits in Westchester and Rockland counties a “huge win.”

01/19/2013

Hiram Monserrate (credit: CBS 2)

Deposed State Sen. Monserrate Gets 2 Years For Campaign Finance Scheme

Deposed New York State Sen. Hiram Monserrate was sentenced to two years in prison for using tax dollars to finance his 2006 campaign.

12/11/2012

NYC Food Cart (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Senator Wants Letter-Grading System For Street Food Vendors

State Senator Jose Peralta will introduce legislation this week that would require local health departments to implement a letter-grading system for street vendors, similar to the current restaurant grading system.

11/27/2011

Sen. Malcolm Smith, Civic Leaders Against Closing Of Peninsula Hospital (credit: WCBS 880)

Lawmakers, Community Leaders Oppose Closure Of Hospital In Queens

State Senator Malcolm Smith called for an investigation into the planned closure of the Peninsula Hospital in Queens.

08/07/2011

David Carlucci is seen in Haverstraw, NY - Oct 30, 2010 - Photo: Carlucci for New York

Young Rockland Senator-Elect Says Age Not Problem

Go ahead. Talk about how young State Senator-Elect David Carlucci is.

11/04/2010