Rebecca C. Lewis

NYPD officers arrest a protester in Union Square during a rally responding to the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd at the hands of police.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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State Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa.
With budgets in flux, Betty Rosa warns that a normal school opening in the fall might not happen.
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State Sen. John Liu, chairman of the state Senate New York City Education Committee.
Committee chairs from the state Senate and NY City Council object.
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Governor Cuomo at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, May 26th.
The governor sometimes points the finger elsewhere when things go wrong.
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Some state lawmakers are looking for something green to help solve the budget gap.
Legalizing recreational marijuana is unlikely this year, and wouldn’t provide immediate fiscal relief.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that two more upstate areas can enter the first phase of reopening: Western New York and the Capital Region.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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New York City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito
Congressional candidates only have to live in the same state.
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Assembly District 38 candidate Jenifer Rajkumar.
A handful of New York candidates moved into their districts only recently.
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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Rep. Adriano Espaillat.
How to say “Oxiris,” “Gjonaj,” “Constantinides” and more
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The abandoned City Hall subway station in Manhattan. Lobbyists are known to have influence in places of power, but who are they really?
According to New York regulations, they’re not just cutting backroom deals.
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Rebecca C. Lewis
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