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May 21, 2019 - 2:20 pm
A presidential pardon for federal crimes would not be enough to clear a person of similar state charges under a bill that's expected to pass in Albany Tuesday.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio
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May 17, 2019 - 2:57 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio has officially hit the campaign trail by traveling to Iowa Friday but he’s denying reports that he’s neglecting his duties as mayor of New York.
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May 16, 2019 - 9:05 pm
New York City politicians aren’t necessarily welcoming a presidential run by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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Stephen Sweeney
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May 16, 2019 - 6:50 pm
A top democratic lawmaker in New Jersey is proposing more than two dozen bills that would significantly cut pension and healthcare benefits for government employees.
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Ruben Diaz Sr.
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May 09, 2019 - 6:43 pm
New York City Councilman Ruben Diaz, Sr. caused a stir at City Hall Thursday when responding to allegations that he made offensive comments during a sensitivity training session.
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Ghost Gun
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May 08, 2019 - 4:56 pm
The New York City Council is considering a bill that would make it illegal to own parts that can be used to assemble “ghost guns.”
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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
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May 08, 2019 - 3:43 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday once again advocated for a tax increase for the state’s wealthiest residents.
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Donald Trump
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May 07, 2019 - 7:33 pm
New York lawmakers are looking to make sure they can still prosecute associates of President Donald Trump, even if he hands out pardons.
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Sheldon Silver
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May 07, 2019 - 6:48 pm
A new bill moving through the state Legislature would mandate politicians convicted of felonies return all campaign donations.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio
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May 06, 2019 - 7:23 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he will announce sometime this month whether he will seek the Democratic nomination for president.
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