Assembly

Pols push to make mixed martial arts legal in New York
News Terence M. Cullen 4/30/2013 at 5:35PM

A big fight for an increasingly popular sport is underway. Mixed martial arts (MMA) could become legal in New York later this year, but there are still a few jabs advocates have to block. Nine Queens assemblymembers sponsored a bill that would make the sport legal. The bill, sponsored by two legislators from Queens, passed [...]

Weprin fined for comptroller campaign violations
Weprin fined for comptroller campaign violations
News Melissa Chan 12/05/2012 at 3:43PM

A state legislator was penalized thousands of dollars after the city determined his run for comptroller was fraught with violations. According to the city’s Campaign Finance Board (CFB), Assemblymember David Weprin owes $28,184 in total penalties and $325,561 in public funds repayments for a dozen violations his failed election campaign for comptroller committed in 2009. [...]

Incumbent Stavisky, newcomer Ron Kim defeat Republican challengers
Incumbent Stavisky, newcomer Ron Kim defeat Republican challengers
Central Alexa Altman 11/07/2012 at 1:15AM

Political veteran State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky welcomed in a new generation of local leadership when she and first-time candidate Ron Kim celebrated their general election wins of Senate District 16 and Assembly District 40, respectively. Stavisky, the first woman from Queens to be elected to the State Senate, defeated Republican opponent J.D. Kim with [...]

Incumbent Miller defeats newcomer in 38th District
Incumbent Miller defeats newcomer in 38th District
News Billy Rennison 9/14/2012 at 12:30AM

Assemblymember Mike Miller can look forward to at least two more years in Albany with “the best job [he’s] ever had.” The incumbent assemblymember in the 38th District held off Etienne David Adorno to take the Democratic primary. Miller is running unopposed in the upcoming November general election. Miller called his time in Albany the [...]

Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races
Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races
News Queens Courier Staff 9/13/2012 at 12:30PM

7 p.m.  Members of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association and officials from the United Federation of Teachers hit the streets today campaigning for Assemblymember Mike Miller in the 38th District. “When an elected official like Mike stands up for his constituents, we hope on election day his constituents stand up for him,” said Dermot Smyth, [...]

Electeds rally around Miller for re-election
Electeds rally around Miller for re-election
News Billy Rennison 8/18/2012 at 8:26AM

A month before the polls open for the state primaries, local politicians stood alongside Assemblymember Mike Miller to lend their support for his re-election campaign. Nearly half of the Queens assembly delegation and other area elected officials joined Miller, who is set to face off with Etienne David Adorno in the Democratic primary, outside his [...]