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SQUISH mulls over Huntley’s health care plan

Posted by Ivan Pereira in District 10, State Senate on October 13, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced a new plan last week she hopes will solve the health crisis that has been gripping southeast Queens for years, but health advocates want to make sure the proposal has enough meat on its bones to make a change. Huntley said she will be working with Dr. Robert Evans, [...]

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De Blasio lobbies against Bloomy’s teacher layoffs

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 10, District 21, Mayor, Public Advocate, State Senate on June 2, 2011 | No Comments

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) visited Corona’s PS 19 last week and collected about 100 signatures from parents and students within an hour imploring Mayor Michael Bloomberg not to fire 4,100 teachers from city schools. He then took his call for action to the borough streets last Thursday. [...]

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Feds eye Huntley: Source

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Attorney General, District 10, Governor, State Senate, Statewide Offices on May 19, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-St. Albans) is under federal investigation, a legislative source familiar with the probe said. While the source could not say exactly why federal investigators were looking at Huntley, the New York Post reported the southeast Queens senator received a federal subpoena in connection with $400,000 in member items she helped steer [...]

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Atty. general investigating Sen. Huntley

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, Attorney General, Congress, District 10, District 14, District 32, District 6, State Senate, Statewide Offices, U.S. House on March 24, 2011 | No Comments

Taxpayer money that was distributed to education groups with close ties to state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) has caught the state attorney general’s eye, according to a published report. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued subpoenas to the nonprofit Parent Information Network Inc., which is run by Huntley’s daughter Pamela Corley, and another group called [...]

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Avella earns ranking committee spots in Senate debut

Posted by Anna Gustafson in District 10, District 11, District 12, District 13, District 15, District 16, State Senate, Uncategorized on January 20, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is one of three freshmen Democratic senators to be appointed as ranking minority members of legislative committees in Albany, Sen. Democratic Leader John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) announced last week. Avella, who represents the 11th Senate District, is the ranking member for the Democrats of the Cities and Environmental Protection committees and [...]

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Ruben Wills wins former Councilman Thomas White’s seat, according to unofficial results

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Offices, District 10, District 14, District 28, District 29, District 31, District 33, State Senate, Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

Ruben Wills won the special election to fill the Council seat held by Thomas White with a modest lead over Nicole Paultre-Bell, unofficial election results from New York 1 said.