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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More bread for top teachers

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Offices, District 39, Mayor on January 19, 2012 | No Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed incentives, including merit pay, so the city can retain and recruit the best teachers during his State of the City address last Thursday in the Bronx. The mayor also called on the state to pass minimum wage legislation so the pay is higher than federal standards. “The single most important factor [...]

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Jax Hts stores welcome Liu

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, District 25, District 39 on August 4, 2011 | No Comments

City Comptroller John Liu received an enthusiastic reception from Jackson Heights business owners when he visited the Indian and Bangladeshi commercial strips in the neighborhood last Thursday. Liu was joined by state Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights), City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and a group of business owners as he walked into sari shops [...]

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Peralta ascends Democrats’ Senate leadership ranks

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 12, District 13, District 14, District 39, State Senate, Uncategorized on January 20, 2011 | No Comments

In the nearly one year that Jose Peralta has been a state senator representing western Queens, his star has surely risen. Peralta was selected as one of four co-chairmen in charge of making sure Democrats recapture the Senate in 2012 and was chosen by Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) as Democratic whip – the [...]

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Moya, Simotas ready for debut in Assembly

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 36, District 39 on November 11, 2010 | No Comments

When the state Assembly opens its 2011 legislative session in January, two new faces from western Queens will be seen on the floor. Democrats Francisco Moya of Corona and Aravella Simotas of Astoria, both of whom had no opponents in the general election, stepped into seats left open by officials moving on to the state Senate.

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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.