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No. 295 | Monday, November 7, 2022
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In recent weeks, political action committees supporting Republican Lee Zeldin for New York State Governor have raised over $11 million from just six individual mega-donors, with the most coming from Ronald Lauder, the billionaire heir to the cosmetics fortune.
Democrats in the New York State Senate are within one seat of losing their two-thirds supermajority, with several seats at risk on Long Island.
A state appellate court overturned an earlier State Supreme Court decision and upheld a new law allowing more absentee voting.
The Brooklyn Democratic Party held a fundraising gala for "housekeeping" expenses while largely forgoing spending money on this year's electoral campaigns.
Democratic State Assembly Member Mathylde Frontus (District 46, Coney Island), who represents one of the few swing Assembly districts in Brooklyn, is facing stiff opposition from former rivals within the Democratic Party.
Politico examines the four competitive House races on Long Island.
The City Council has approved new redistricting maps for next year's Council elections.
Federal investigators seized Buildings Commissioner Eric Ulrich’s phone as part of an illegal gambling investigation, in yet another ethical scandal involving one of Mayor Eric Adams's closest advisors.
The Adams administration has contracted with a private security firm founded by Deputy Mayor Philip Banks to patrol subway stations and crack down on fare evasion.
A Rikers Island inmate who had been waiting three years for his court date over robbery charges died in custody, bringing the total deaths on Rikers in 2022 to 18, the most in a single year since 2013 and by far the highest death rate per prisoner in over a decade.
The family of a Rikers Island inmate who committed suicide in 2021 is suing the City, alleging that corrections officers failed to conduct basic wellness checks that could have prevented the suicide, and subsequently covered up their malpractice.
Mayor Eric Adams threatened City Council to unilaterally switch all retired municipal workers to a Medicare Advantage plan.
Adams's Mayoral Advisory Committee on the Judiciary declined to recommend the reappointment of a 20-year Manhattan Criminal Court judge, allegedly in retribution for the judge's role in "enraging" a defense attorney during the Harvey Weinstein trial. The attorney is reportedly close with Adams's chief of staff Frank Carone.
New York City’s pay transparency law went into effect on November 1, and many companies are already pushing the boundaries of the law’s requirement that posted salary ranges must reflect a “good faith” approximation of expected pay.
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