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Stavisky and DiNapoli to talk campaign finance reform in Flushing

Posted by Mark Hallum in Uncategorized on August 18, 2016 | No Comments

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will discuss campaign finance reform and the need for comprehensive ethics at Stavisky’s campaign headquarters in Flushing at 37-02 Main St., at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Specific details have not yet been revealed, but the announcement comes following the State Supreme Court trial concerning the validity [...]

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Tom Suozzi raises $750K for congressional primary

Posted by Roz Liston in Congress on June 20, 2016 | No Comments

BY MARK HALLUM Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announced Thursday his campaign for Congress has raised over $750,000, bringing him one step closer to the June 28 primary election.  His campaign said $300,000 alone has been gained in contributions since Suozzi’s last filing with the Federal Election Commission. According to Suozzi, bringing relief to [...]

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Canvassers say Brown campaign struggled to pay primary day staff

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 19, 2014 | No Comments

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State Senate hopeful Everly Brown’s job creation stumping fell short long before he made it out of his campaign office, canvassers said. Multiple canvassers for the Brown campaign said they did not receive the $150 promised to them on primary day in exchange for handing out literature on behalf of Sen. James Sanders’ (D-South Ozone [...]

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Library suspends Galante

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 19, 2014 | No Comments

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Following months of turmoil at Queens Library, embattled President Thomas Galante has been forced to step down temporarily. The nonprofit’s board of trustees voted to suspend Galante last week with pay, a spokeswoman for the nonprofit said. Galante has come under fire since a number of Daily News reports revealed allegations about improper construction spending [...]

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Liu concedes to Avella in tight race

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 19, 2014 | No Comments

John Liu thanked his supporters at his campaign celebration event.

Former city Comptroller John Liu’s political aspirations took a big hit last week after he accepted defeat at the hands of state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Liu conceded Tuesday morning, a week after the Democratic primary, which the incumbent won by 4.4 percent, according to unofficial city Board of Elections results. “Public service, to me, [...]

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Turnout slim in primary

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 12, 2014 | No Comments

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A slate of incumbent state officials swept the Democratic primaries in Queens despite anemic voter turnout in most contests. Indicted state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) was the only sitting state legislator ousted in Tuesday’s elections. The decision came at the hands of some 13,421 voters — or nearly 11 percent of registered Democrats in the [...]

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