State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) appeared in front of the former site of Mary Immaculate Hospital Friday to urge the governor to sign a bill they sponsored that would help New York communities that face similar health-care voids.
“I will not be held accountable for the alleged comments of another member of the Republican Party any more than I will ask you to account for the actions of [U.S. Rep.] Charlie Rangel,” Turner wrote in a Sept. 27 letter to Anthony Weiner.
State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) and state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) lambasted Gov. David Paterson this week for vetoing legislation they sponsored that they said would result in more objective State University of New York and City University of New York boards of trustees.
The race between state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) and former City Councilman Tony Avella is not as tight as some may expect, according to a Siena College poll that showed Padavan with a 24-point lead over Avella.
The president of the Queens County Young Democrats called on the Federal Election Commission to investigate campaign finance filings by Bob Turner, the Republican challenging U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills).
State Senate candidate Tony Avella kicked off his campaign during a rally at his Bayside headquarters Monday. Also this week, a poll found the former councilman 24 points behind state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose).