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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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GOP proposes own redistricting plans for Assembly, Senate

Posted by Joe Anuta in District 11, District 14, District 15, District 16, State Senate on November 24, 2011 | No Comments

State Republicans have been quietly shopping around a map of proposed legislative lines as part of the upcoming redistricting, as Queens minority groups have been advocating for lines of their own. The GOP blueprint is still in its infancy, according to a Republican source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the first draft of [...]

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Protester crashes Turner inauguration

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 15, District 19, District 23, District 24, District 9, State Senate, U.S. House on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

Despite a disruption from a small protest, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Kew Gardens) was inaugurated Sunday at Metropolitan High School in Forest Hills before an enthusiastic crowd. The first Republican congressman to represent the district since 1923 received support from Republicans and Democrats at the ceremony. “We are here today because Bob Turner stood up [...]

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Addabbo wants more gambling at Aqueduct

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 15, State Senate on October 6, 2011 | No Comments

With public opinion on his side, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) said Monday he is working with the operators of the Aqueduct racino to bring full-fledged gambling to the site and the rest of the state. A Quinnipiac poll from Sept. 21 found 56 percent of state voters favor the creation of casinos “similar [...]

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Pols consider casino gambling at Aqueduct Race Track

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 15, Governor, State Senate on August 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given indications that he is open to legalizing non-Indian casino gambling in the state, which could pave the way for blackjack tables and roulette wheels at the soon-to-be-opened racino at Aqueduct Race Track. The only casinos in New York are run by native American tribes, while some of the state’s racetracks [...]

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Goldfeder starts campaign from Howard Beach HQ

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 15, District 23, District 31, District 7, Mayor, State Senate, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on August 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Some of the Queens Democratic Party’s heaviest hitters helped kick off the campaign of state Assembly candidate Phil Goldfeder at his Howard Beach campaign office last Thursday night. Goldfeder is running to replace former Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, who retired after taking the vacant Queens county clerk position. “He has shoes to fill, there’s no doubt [...]