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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is likely looking at a third term in office, after he defeated his primary challenger, progressive actor and activist Cynthia Nixon, by more than 30 percentage points in Thursday’s Democratic primary. more
Deputy Assembly Speaker Earlene Hooper, after 30 years, is seeking another term representing District 18. Her Democratic primary opponent this year, however, has won the support of the Nassau County Democratic Committee. more
New Yorkers headed to the polls to vote in the 2018 primaries on a Thursday, rather than a Tuesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing his own primary challenge by "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia … more
For the third time in recent months, Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen tried to open discussion on Tuesday on how the Town Board should fill vacancies when seats open up outside the election season, and for a third — and possibly final — time, Republican members blocked discussion on the subject. more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen denounced a proposed measure on Aug. 2 that would extend civil-service worker pay scales to appointed employees, effectively giving them a combined $800,000 … more
Just three months into John Mikulin’s tenure representing the State Assembly’s 17th District, James Coll, 45, of Seaford, announced that he would be challenging him for the seat this fall. … more
The New York state legislative session ended in Albany on June 20 and, despite the push by a number of advocacy groups around New York and in Nassau County, a number of voting reform bills did not … more
Liuba Gretchen Shirley will square off against 13-term Republican Rep. Peter King in the November midterms, after defeating DuWayne Gregory in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary. more
Editors note: The state's legislative session ends on June 20 and the Herald will be releasing a follow-up story on the state of voting reform in our next edition.  As the state legislative … more
Dean Skelos, the former Rockville Centre politico who rose to become speaker of the State Senate, and his son, Adam, are scheduled to return to federal court on June 18 to face charges that Dean … more
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