No Mayoral Control extension without state hearings

The legislature has a fiduciary responsibility to taxpayers, and a moral one to our 1.1 million public school children to investigate and demand answers to questions about DOE’s spending practices before Mayoral Control is extended.

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Why de Blasio’s presidential roadshow is such a laugh

Someone should remind him that a prerequisite of any run for higher office is, usually, success in your current job. It’s becoming abundantly clear that, after five years of the de Blasio administration’s progressive policies, the city is in trouble.

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We’re paying a price for the de Blasio-Cuomo spending binge

Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo really are clueless; New Yorkers aren’t leaving our state because of the weather. New York’s income tax revenue didn’t drop because of Washington.

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Immigration deal or no deal? America’s watching

As the daughter of immigrants from Greece and Castro’s Cuba, I appreciate that the United States has the most generous immigration policy in the world. But as Democratic President Obama said in 2014, “even as we are a nation of immigrants, we’re also a nation of laws.”

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A 21st Century Transit System Requires Bold Leadership, New Ideas

In 2012, I stood on the Assembly floor and warned my colleagues that raising the MTA’s debt limit by $7 billion to $37 billion was unsustainable and would lead to toll and fare hikes and service cuts.

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Amazon Giveaways Show Cuomo, de Blasio Need Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’

Like many New Yorkers, I want Amazon to come to our state and its job creation to benefit our residents. You’d be hard pressed to find a city or state in America that would not welcome the economic activity created by capitalism.

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Dear Santa, Please Bring Cuomo, de Blasio Copies of Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’

Like many New Yorkers, I want Amazon to come to our state and its job creation to benefit our residents. You’d be hard pressed to find a city or state in America that would not welcome the economic activity created by capitalism.

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Seawall opportunity knocks: Let’s open the door

New Yorkers, especially Staten Islanders, have learned many lessons in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. One of the most important being the need for members of our community to stand up and speak out about the challenges the East Shore faces as we continue to rebuild and work to prevent similar devastation from future storms.

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In Florida, NYC Mayor Promotes Policies Constituents Are Fleeing

Mayor de Blasio was in the battleground state of Florida this past weekend campaigning for the Bernie Sanders-backed Democratic nominee for governor, Andrew Gillum, but it is most likely the Republican ticket of Ron DeSantis and Janette Nunez that he helped by being there.

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De Blasio’s terrible — and costly — ‘democracy’ gaffe

April Fool’s Day is usually the first day of April, but it came again this year when Mayor Bill de Blasio welcomed the month of October by creating a new position he grandly calls “chief democracy officer,” adding to New York City’s already bloated ranks of municipal employees.

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Why de Blasio Just Helped Republicans More Than Democrats While Campaigning for Gillum

Mayor Bill de Blasio was in the battleground state of Florida this past weekend campaigning for the Bernie Sanders-backed Democratic nominee for governor, Andrew Gillum, but it is most likely the Republican ticket of Ron DeSantis and Janette Nunez that he helped by being there.

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The property tax disparity in Brooklyn must end

Property taxes are easily one of the top issues affecting our community and other pockets of New York City, and a leading reason why our city has become so unaffordable.

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Cuomo is playing ‘Chicken Little’ over abortion rights

Another Supreme Court nomination by a Republican president, another attempt to use cynical scare tactics by the Empire State’s own version of Chicken Little.

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Let the people, not politicians, choose the next New York attorney general

The sudden and shocking resignation of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has brought to light the archaic legal guidelines for replacing the Empire State’s chief law enforcement officer or its controller if the elected official resigns or dies while in office.

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Why does de Blasio keep closing his eyes to sexual misconduct?

On July 17, 2017, during my campaign for mayor, I issued a news release containing the following headline: “Mayor Turns a Blind Eye as Sexual Assaults Climb.” Mayor de Blasio and his aides denied any such increase and in fact, during our first debate, the mayor went so far as to attack me for employing what he called “a classic right-wing Republican scare tactic.”

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