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Mayor Bill de Blasio in a restaurant on June 27, 2020.
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The city takes a step back on Monday’s reopening plans.
Mayor Bill de Blasio tours Flatbush with Councilmembers Farah Louis and Mathieu Eugene and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte.
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New York has the most cases. Here’s a look at other key figures in the state.
Bill de Blasio takes the subway to celebrate the beginning of Phase 2 on June 23rd.
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First Read readers expect the city and state to rebound, but with major changes.
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The governor doesn’t want to raise taxes on the rich to protect public higher education.
Who won and who lost in the pandemic primary?
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Jamaal Bowman and Ritchie Torres celebrate early leads, Reps. Yvette Clarke and Jerry Nadler well ahead of challengers.
The spike in absentee voting due to COVID-19 has caused delays in New York Election results.
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The Board of Elections has set its timeline to finally start counting absentee ballots.

OPINION

Damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The effort faces objections, but it may be the best way to hold back storm surges.
The governor doesn’t want to raise taxes on the rich to protect public higher education.
Infrastructure for arts institutions is a smart investment.
With increased telecommuting, taxation for suburbanites could get complicated, so states should work together.

POLITICS

Retiring Republican State Senator Richard Funke.
There are five open state Senate seats far away from traditional downstate battlegrounds.
The mayor and the City Council did some fuzzy math to arrive at $1B in cuts.
The city takes a step back on Monday’s reopening plans.
New York has the most cases. Here’s a look at other key figures in the state.

Policy

The line for a COVID-19 testing site in April.
One month in, New York City Health + Hospitals is finding its footing.
Survivors of the HIV/AIDS crisis see similarities in the fears and stigma of the current health crisis.
Legislation three years in the making will require the police to disclose information about facial recognition and other tools.
Anti-racism activism isn't just in big cities and liberal college towns any more.

PERSONALITY

Governor Cuomo unveils COVID mountain.
The governor’s coronavirus mountain is just one of his many artistic creations.
How NY’s first LGBTQ member of Congress beats Republicans in a purple district.
The presumptive member of Congress isn’t worried at all about absentee ballots.
Patel is neck-and-neck after election night with Rep. Carolyn Maloney after losing in 2018.

POWER LIST

MAGAZINE

Assembly Member Michael Blake stands in solidarity with Assembly members in favor of new legislation for Police Reform during a news briefing at the state Capitol, in Albany on June 8th.
The movement against racism and police brutality has reshaped the electoral landscape.
NYPD officer unions taught the NYC mayor a lesson in 2014. He hasn’t forgotten it.

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