Smith’s move could stymie State Senate Democrats
Smith’s move could stymie State Senate Democrats
News Terence M. Cullen 12/11/2012 at 1:55PM

State Senator Malcolm Smith, representing southeast Queens, announced he joined the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) in an allegiance with Republican representatives. This will possibly give the pact a tandem leadership of the chamber and stymie the Democrats, who seemingly took power in November’s election. The tenured senator is now joining a coalition that will split [...]

Where are the Republicans?
Letters Letters 7/12/2012 at 12:29PM

I noticed that “Potentials Eyeing Run for BP” (Terence M. Cullen — July 5) made no mention of any potential Republican candidate for Queens Borough President in 2013. This could influence the political survival for two of the last Queens Republican elected officials – City Councilmembers Dan Halloran and Eric Ulrich (assuming they do not [...]

What the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act means to Queens
Health Liam La Guerre 7/02/2012 at 7:21PM

Last week, President Barack Obama’s landmark legislation to supply health care to most Americans was upheld by a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling, and soon many uninsured Queens residents will have access to doctors, hospitals and preventive medicine. The constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was passed in 2010, had been questioned by lawmakers [...]

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