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New York voters approve charter revisions on elections, budget and police oversight

Voters re-elected a suite of Democratic incumbents and career politicians on Tuesday—and ushered in changes to the city charter that could have major ramifications for the business community. Public... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 8th, 2019

State sees 18,000 fewer Republican voters registered

New York's beleaguered Republican Party is seeing a decreasing number of registered voters. The latest state Board of Elections data shows the state's GOP has seen a drop of over 18,000 Republican... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 8th, 2019

New York City voters approve ‘rainy-day fund’ to ease recession

New York voters approved a measure to create a city savings account to help shield its 8.4 million residents from the need for tax hikes and program cuts during the next economic downturn......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 6th, 2019

Capitol Report: Trump could shoot someone, and police couldn’t investigate it, lawyer says

President Trump famously said during the 2016 campaign that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue, New York, and he wouldn’t lose any voters. Apparently, if his lawyer is to be believed, he wouldn’t go to jail, either......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 23rd, 2019

Capitol Report: President Trump could shoot someone, and police couldn’t investigate it, lawyer says

President Trump famously said during the 2016 campaign that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue, New York, and he wouldn’t lose any voters. Apparently, if his lawyer is to be believed, he wouldn’t go to jail, either......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 23rd, 2019

As Elections Loom, Australian Government Tries Tax Cuts

Australia’s conservative government, trailing the center-left opposition in the polls, proposed tax cuts in its annual budget as it seeks to win back voters ahead of elections that must be called by early next year......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMay 8th, 2018

Election 2018 Digital Misinformation Roundup

The midterm elections are 17 days away. Here is a collection of coverage from The New York Times and elsewhere on efforts to mislead voters on social media and the wider internet......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytOct 21st, 2018

Upstate candidate"s wife claims Manhattan condo as primary residence

It has become standard in competitive elections in New York to check candidates' property-tax breaks for evidence that they are living somewhere other than where voters might think. So it should come... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 26th, 2018

Election 2018 Misinformation Roundup: ‘Problematic’ Text Messages and Doctored Mailers

Midterm elections are seven days away. Here’s a collection of coverage from The New York Times and elsewhere on outreach efforts that have been misleading voters......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytOct 30th, 2018

The godmother of good government

Betsy Gotbaum harnesses her many decades of civil service—and a killer Rolodex—to steward fair elections After a nearly 40-year career serving four mayors, running the New York Police Foundation,... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 18th, 2018

Tighter economic development rules included in Cuomo budget

After a pair of high-profile corruption trials ending in convictions for two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top advisers, the Democrat is proposing tighter oversight of New York state's economic development... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 21st, 2019

Firearm seizures more than double at US, Canada border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials and New York State Police have seen a serious uptick in firearm seizures at the U.S./Canada border.  2 On Your Side has reported extensively on the dramatic rise customs agents have seen in .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals19 min. ago

The New York Post: Prince Andrew should talk to cops, not media: Virginia Giuffre’s lawyer

Prince Andrew should talk to police — not reporters — a lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein-victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre said......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 16th, 2019

Surveillance video released of burglars who raided billionaire Mall of America mogul Don Ghermezian"s New York mansion

Police released video of the suspected burglars who ransacked the New York mansion of billionaire Don Ghermezian, stealing $140,000 worth of luggage and jewelry......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcNov 12th, 2019

New York"s first election with early voting nears conclusion

A relatively quiet but still season in New York reaches its conclusion Tuesday as voters across the state in county and municipal races. With no federal or statewide contests on the ballot,... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 8th, 2019

State still hung up on whether to OK mobile sports betting

New York is unlikely to approve statewide mobile sports betting anytime soon. Despite a push from lawmakers who favor letting people bet on their phones or laptops, sports betting remains restricted... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 8th, 2019

Conservative officials in Florida refused to pay for a library’s subscription to the New York Times, calling it "fake news." Experts say they may have violated the First Amendment

Getty Images/Mario Tama Library officials in Citrus County Florida asked their local representatives to approve a $2,657 pending measure that would give all library cardholders digital access to the New Y.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 7th, 2019

New York just embraced a revolutionary voting system that if widely adopted would change American politics forever

Jose Alvarado Jr./Reuters On Tuesday, New Yorkers voted to implement ranked-choice voting in primary and special elections, allowing them to rank their top five candidates in order of preference.  U.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 7th, 2019

US Voters Approve State, Local Transportation Funding

Voters across .....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaNov 6th, 2019

Proposition CC effort to increase funding for transportation and education rejected by voters

Colorado voters on Tuesday rejected a plan to increase funding for highway improvements for the third time in two elections, defeating a statewide ballot initiative that sought to end future tax refunds in years when the state collects too much revenue.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 6th, 2019

Trump Today: Trump offers Mexico help after Americans killed and urges voters to go to polls

President Donald Trump offered help to Mexico on Tuesday after a Mormon family was killed, and encouraged voters to head to polls in elections that could provide clues about the 2020 contest......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 5th, 2019