News Clips

  • NY Daily News – Gay, lesbian politicians from New York will endorse Hillary Clinton for president

    January 25, 2016

    ALBANY — Ten gay and lesbian state and city Democratic elected officials on Tuesday are set to formally endorse Hillary Clinton for president, the Daily News has learned.

    Among those backing Clinton are state Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat and the state’s only openly gay senator, as well as Assembly members Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan), Daniel O’Donnell (D-Manhattan), Harry Bronson (D-Rochester), and Matthew Titone (D-Staten Island).

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  • Associated Press – Convicted NY Lawmakers Tapped Campaign Funds for Lawyer Fees

    January 23, 2016

    The two ex-leaders of New York’s Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban.

    “When you get campaign dollars, people expect you to use them in campaigns,” said Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Westchester Democrat. “It’s not expected to be used as get-out-of-jail-free funds.”

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  • NY Daily News – Landlords overcharging rent-stabilized tenants could face stiffer penalties

    January 12, 2016

    ALBANY – Landlords who overcharge a rent-stabilized tenant would face tougher fines under a bill set to be introduced by two Manhattan state lawmakers, the Daily News has learned.

    The bill by Sen. Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, both Democrats, would increase penalties against landlords to five times the amount of the overcharge, plus interest, for a first violation and 10 times the amount for subsequent violations.

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  • POLITICO NY – As Pride Agenda folds, a gay lawmaker details its unfinished work

    December 16, 2015

    ALBANY — As a leading LGBT rights organization folds up its tent, a top gay legislator says there’s plenty of work left to do for LGBT New Yorkers.

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  • Senator Hoylman to EPA: G.E. Must Finish the Job in the Hudson

    September 28, 2015



    Hoylman: The polluter must pay. It’s outrageous that we’d let a $650 billion company off the hook and conceivably stick taxpayers with the remainder of the cleanup bill.

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  • Senator Hoylman Hosts ‘Conservation Conversation’ On The Pesticide Glyphosate And its Devastating Effects on New York’s Environment

    September 28, 2015

    Discussion features Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) lawyer Margaret Hsieh

    Hoylman: “Monarchs are the canary in the coal mine, warning us about the devastating effect that human activity is inflicting on the environment, both through climate change and our over-reliance on pesticides like glyphosate.”

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  • Gothamist -- Woman Killed By Flying Plywood Was Getting Married This Summer

    March 19, 2015

    The 37-year-old woman killed by a four foot-by-eight foot piece of construction fencing that struck her as she was walking on a Manhattan sidewalk was remembered by her fiance as “the woman of my dreams.”

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  • HuffPo -- Miley Cyrus Writes Heartfelt Letter To NY Governor Seeking Funds For Homeless Youth

    March 19, 2015

    Miley Cyrus is continuing to use her star power to advocate on behalf of young people in need.

    The 22-year-old singer wrote a letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie earlier this month urging that they increase funding to help homeless kids, New York Daily News reported. Cyrus posted the letter to her Instagram account on Wednesday, saying she was “speaking up” for those without a roof over their head.

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  • Villager -- Heroic auxiliaries honored at Village memorial

    March 19, 2015

    In a year featuring renewed debate about community-police relations, a March 14 memorial held in honor of two auxiliary police officers recognized two of the best among New York’s Finest.

    The annual event commemorated Yevgeniy “Eugene” Marshalik, 19, and Nicholas Pekearo, 28, who — like all auxiliary officers — were unarmed on March 14, 2007, when they were killed while trying to stop a rampaging gunmen near the intersection of Sullivan and Bleecker Sts.

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  • MTV -- Why Is Miley Cyrus Writing Letters To The Governor Of New York?

    March 18, 2015

    Breaking news: someone under the age of 42 wrote a letter. But seriously, that someone is Miley Cyrus, and her reason for writing that letter is super important.

    The 22-year-old singer penned a letter on behalf of her Happy Hippie Foundation to three New York state officials, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging them to provide “more funding” to assist their state’s homeless youth shelters.

    Here’s a picture of the letter, which Miley posted to Instagram on Wednesday (Mar. 18).

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