Avella Defeats Former Comptroller Liu In State Senate PrimaryNew York State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) defeated former New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu in the Democratic primary for the state's 11th Senate District Tuesday night.
NYS Lawmakers Roll Out Measure To Tax, Legalize MarijuanaState Sen. Liz Krueger said her bill would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the state.
Liu To Sue City For Denying Public Matching Funds During Mayoral RaceThe comptroller said he will sue for damages for loss of civil rights, mental and emotional harm, loss of professional reputation and loss of dignity.
Gloves Come Off: Lhota, de Blasio Trade Heated Jabs, Raise Voices In Second DebateMayoral 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.
Former Rep. Major Owens Of Brooklyn Dies At 77Chris Owens says his father died Monday at NYU Langone Medical Center of renal failure and heart failure.
Former Liu Associates Sentenced For Campaign Fundraising SchemeJia "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.
De Blasio In Command, But Thompson Has No Intention Of ConcedingPublic 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.
De Blasio Eyes 40% Needed To Avoid Runoff; Lhota Wins Republican NodThe Democratic front-runner, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, is hoping to eclipse the 40 percent mark that would avoid a runoff.
Kelly Blasts Candidates, Says Terrorism Must Be 'Top Priority' For Next MayorKelly 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.
NYC Mayoral Hopefuls Take A Swing At StickballAmong mayoral hopefuls, long-shot Democratic contender the Rev. Erick Salgado led with a 180-foot hit. He topped several Democratic, Republican and independent rivals.
City Council Overrides Veto Of New NYPD Oversight MeasuresMayor Bloomberg blasts override: "Today's vote is an example of election year politics at its very worst and political pandering at its most deadly."
De Blasio Slammed By Several Fellow Candidates At Mayoral DebateBill 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.
City Comptroller Liu Calls For Legalizing Pot In NYCThe 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.
Democratic Mayoral Candidates Square Off, Bash Bloomberg In DebateSeveral 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.
Lawmakers, Activists & Others React To Stop-And-Frisk RulingReaction 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.