Politics

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Forest Hills

Ex-borough Rep. Weiner tops Quinn in latest poll

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is leading the New York City mayoral race, according to a poll released Wednesday. Comment.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mayoral Spin Cycle

Next mayor needs to have experience in management

New York has had its share of crises in the past decade: Sept. 11, the Great Recession and Hurricane Sandy. Who leads the city during times of crisis — and relative calm — is important and that person’s ability and experience as a manager and leader is paramount. Comment.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Politics

Senate blocks Women’s Equality Act

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act failed to pass the state Legislature by session’s end despite widespread support in the state Assembly because of one provision bolstering abortion rights. Comments (1).
Letters

Change voting system to make it easier

Democracy is priceless, but elections are expensive. New York City can save $20 million by moving from our two-round runoff system for citywide races to Instant Runoff Voting. Comments (1).

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Politics

Legislature OKs speed cameras near schools

The New York state Legislature approved a bill last week allowing the installation of speed cameras around 20 schools with documented speeding issues in the city. Comment.

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