Assemblyman Out To Overturn 84-Year-Old New York Law That Keeps Adopted Children's Birth Parents ConcealedNew York is considered one of the most difficult states for people who are adopted to get their original birth certificates, naming their biological parents.
Opposition Growing To Proposal For Tolls On East River BridgesAssemblyman David Weprin, D-Queens, told reporters Sunday at the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge that implementing tolls at now-free bridges won't work.
Assembly Bill Would Allow Sikhs To Serve In Police, Other Government JobsThe proposal comes after a Sikh man was allegedly run over last month by a truck driver yelling hateful comments.
Anti-Hazing Law Proposed In Memory Of Baruch College StudentTwo state lawmakers are looking to strengthen New York's anti-hazing laws after a Baruch College fraternity member died in December.
Voters In 9th Congressional District Say They Were Simply Fed Up With Democratic Way"We've been asked by this district to send a message to Washington, and I hope they hear it loud and clear," Turner said.
AP: Republican Turner Marches Into Dem Stronghold, Takes Weiner's Seat In CongressRetired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin in a special election Tuesday to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June after a sexting scandal.
Poll: Turner Holds 6-Point Lead Heading Into Special Election For Weiner's SeatFormer Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned with Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner on Monday, trying to augment his surprising lead in the polls in Weiner's heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District.
Special Election Next Tuesday To Replace Rep. Anthony Weiner Residents of New York's 9th Congressional District will go to the polls next Tuesday to select a replacement for former Rep. Anthony Weiner.
Poll: Close Race To Succeed Weiner's District SeatA Siena Poll released Wednesday shows that Democrat David Weprin leads Republican Robert Turner 48 to 42 percent.
President Obama Announces Debt DealBoth the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate are throwing their weight behind a debt-limit agreement sealed with President Barack Obama and top leaders of Congress.
Former Mayor Ed Koch Rips President Obama's Israel Policy; Endorses Republican To Send Message"I disagree with him on the way he views the State of Israel and what I perceive to be his hostility," Koch said, referring to the President.
NY GOP Taps Retired Exec To Run For Weiner SeatRobert Turner, a retired media executive, will be the party's nominee in the September 13 contest. Turner ran unsuccessfully against Weiner in the general election last year.
NYC Dems Choose Assemblyman To Run For Weiner's SeatAssemblyman David Weprin will compete for the 9th district Congressional seat in a special election on September 13.
Weprin: Traffic Pricing 'Wrong Tax For The Wrong Time' Opponents of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial plan to charge people who drive into key parts of Manhattan during the week condemned the idea at a City Hall gathering Sunday.