Politics

Cuomo talks economic successes, medical marijuana in State of State
Cuomo talks economic successes, medical marijuana in State of State
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/08/2014 at 5:10PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead for legalizing medical marijuana, while promoting tax relief measures and touting New York’s economic successes, in his last State of the State address before running for re-election. “In three years, [we] have reversed decades of decline,” the governor said, referring to the state’s transformation from a $10 billion deficit [...]

Melissa Mark-Viverito elected as next City Council Speaker
Melissa Mark-Viverito elected as next City Council Speaker
Central Maggie Hayes 1/08/2014 at 2:18PM

Melissa Mark-Viverito was unanimously elected as the next City Council Speaker Wednesday by the 51-member body, becoming the second most powerful politician in the city and the first Latin-American to take the spot. “We will work together, because that is what New Yorkers expect and that is what New Yorkers deserve,” she said. “We unite [...]

De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City
De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/01/2014 at 8:12AM

New York City’s 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, was sworn in during a ceremony at his Park Slope, Brooklyn home just after midnight Wednesday, followed by a formal inauguration on the steps of City Hall later that day.