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Boro Assembly members push to move Primary Day to June

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 22, District 23, District 25, District 30, District 33, District 34, District 38, District 39, State Senate on February 23, 2012 | No Comments

Eight members of the state Assembly from Queens have signed on to a bill that would push Primary Day for state races from September to June to offset a new federal law that would force New York to hold separate primaries for Congress and the U.S. Senate. The New York legislators want a single primary [...]

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Assemblymen urge restoration of LIRR Rockaway Line

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 23, District 38 on February 16, 2012 | No Comments

Two state assemblyman and transit advocates are pushing for the old Rockaway Beach line of the Long Island Rail Road to run trains again after a 50-year absence. Rehabilitating the line would ease the commutes of those in southern Queens, Assemblymen Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) and Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) said Friday as they stood in [...]

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Qns. pols hail Legislature on middle-class tax cuts

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 15, District 38, Governor, State Senate on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

Most Queens residents will have more money in their pockets come tax time next year after the state Legislature earlier this month approved tax decreases for those making less than $300,000. The agreement changes the income tax structure and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the revisions will add $1.9 billion to the state’s coffers.? Under the [...]

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Miller wants ex-candidate to aid Rosedale coach probe

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 38 on April 7, 2011 | No Comments

Nearly two months after a Rochdale Little League coach was accused of sexually abusing his players, a Woodhaven lawmaker called on a former state Assembly hopeful to aid in the investigation. Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) released a statement last week saying that alleged pedophile David Hartshorn was the campaign manager for Joe Fox, a Forest [...]

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Seminerio dies in prison

Posted by Howard Koplowitz and Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 38 on January 13, 2011 | No Comments

While his corruption may have overshadowed his 31-year state Assembly career, former colleagues of disgraced Richmond Hill Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio chose to remember him as an outspoken man who delivered for his constituents.

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Assembly members in western Queens hold onto seats

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 23, District 28, District 30, District 34, District 35, District 36, District 37, District 38, District 39 on November 3, 2010 | No Comments

Despite a reported anti-incumbent, anti-Democrat mood across the nation, all the seated Democrats won another term in the state Assembly races in western Queens this year, according to unofficial election results from NY1.