News Closeup: Gun legislation and the lieutenant governor’s race

In the wake of the mass shooting massacre that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school, Manhattan Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan) is discussing legislative proposals that would ban assault weapons and make it harder for troubled people to buy weapons.

Plus: Councilman Jumaane Williams is sharing his vision for the lieutenant governor’s office. It is now a mostly ceremonial role that Williams intends to revamp if nominated in the Democratic primary.