ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is publicly urging a rogue Democratic lawmaker to end his pact with Republicans that's depriving Democrats of control of the state Senate. Cuomo, a Democrat, released a public letter to Brooklyn Sen. Simcha Felder on Wednesday, a day after Felder announced he would continue to align with Republicans. Democrats won two special Senate races Tuesday night, giving them a one-seat majority. But Republicans will stay in charge at least through June thanks to Felder.
TENAFLY, N.J. (AP) - A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioner caught on camera delivering an expletive-laced tirade to police officers during a traffic stop has resigned. The Tenafly Police Department released the video Tuesday showing Caren Turner attempting to pull rank on the officers who pulled over a car in which her daughter was a passenger for an expired registration March 31.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is firing back at New York's governor for criticizing the tactics of immigration agents following a raid on an upstate dairy farm. DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton says a cease and desist letter sent to immigration officials by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday is a "slap in the face" to Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees. The farmer says the armed agents didn't produce a warrant or identify themselves. ICE has said it did have a warrant.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Democratic candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon thinks two-time incumbent Andrew Cuomo is behind two venues' refusing to host her campaign's first stop in Buffalo. The "Sex and the City" star's meeting with community leaders originally was scheduled Wednesday at a Buffalo community center. But she was turned away, and a second venue also refused to host her event, which eventually was held at musician Ani DiFranco's concert hall.
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