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Ten leaders a-leaping to let immigrants vote

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 25 on December 16, 2010 | No Comments

Ten City Council members were preparing to introduce a bill that would extend municipal voting rights to legal immigrants, but not all lawmakers are pushing for suffrage. The potential bill would allow the city’s 1.3 million tax-paying immigrants who hold green cards — and about 500,000 ?live in Queens — to vote in local elections, according to a spokeswoman from I Vote New York City, an advocacy group.

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Bulgarian party gives Halloran national tour

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, City Offices, District 19 on December 16, 2010 | No Comments

City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) threw his support behind the Order, Law and Justice Party in Bulgaria last week when he was invited by the center-right political group to tour the southern European country.

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Queens leaders welcome Wills

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on December 16, 2010 | No Comments

“Did you hear that?” City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) asked Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), laughing. “United States Sen. Chuck Schumer said District 28 — let me repeat, District 28 — was going to be the best district in this city.”

Wills announces Council commitee assignments, including two chairman posts

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 28 on December 9, 2010 | No Comments

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Ozone Park) made his first appearance at Community Board 12′s monthly meeting Wednesday night and announced that he has been placed on several Council committees.

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Crowley’s “Trouble”-some visual aid featured on “The Daily Show” [updated]

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, District 7, U.S. House on December 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley’s (D-Jackson Heights) recent statements on the house floor about the “Trouble” that would come from not doing away with the federal tax cuts to the richest 1 percent of Americans earned him some “Trouble” of his own — a ribbing on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

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Hevesi lays out ambitious plan for third term

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 28 on December 8, 2010 | No Comments

Forest Hills sent its state assemblyman back to Albany for another two years Nov. 3, and he has a lot of work to do. Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) has plans to tackle malodorous trains, school bullies and a state budget in the red.