The New York City Police Department plans to arrest nine members of the right-wing group Proud Boys and three protesters after Friday night’s brawl following a speech by Proud Boys leader Gavin McInnes at the Metropolitan Republican Club.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro said the Republican club should not have invited McInnes to speak at its headquarters in Manhattan, saying he hadn’t been aware of the group before the incident.
State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said in a radio interview that the New York State United Teachers union is among the “forces of evil” spending heavily to elect Democrats to the state Senate and oust Republicans.
Homelessness among New York City public school students is at a record high, with 114,659 students living in temporary housing, according to state data released by the group Advocates for Children of New York.
The campaigns of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Marc Molinaro sought to highlight the need for basic transparency in the gubernatorial race, with Molinaro calling for debates and an ad from Cuomo demanding Molinaro release his tax returns.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection would be required to sniff out toxic odors outside of its wastewater plants under a new proposal from Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., who said it was inspired by the smells around Hunts Point.
A day before New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that only four children living in New York City Housing Authority buildings had tested positive for elevated blood lead levels, the mayor was briefed privately that the number was actually 202.
A brawl outside a Republican club in Manhattan involving a far-right group and anti-fascist activists spurred calls for an investigation into the violence, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticizing the club for inviting the founder of the far-right group, the Proud Boys.
Cuomo has said nothing was amiss in a state grant application that landed a major campaign donor, Crystal Run Healthcare, $25 million for projects it was building, but, executives from Crystal Run had a private meeting with top officials to make a private pitch.
While investigators continue searching for the cause of the limousine crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York last week, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for more stringent safety regulations for limousines.
On Monday, state Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox is set to file a complaint with the state Board of Elections’ chief enforcement counsel accusing union allies of state Senate Democrats of illegally coordinating campaign efforts on their behalf.
Republican state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said the golden era for charter schools could come to a grinding halt if union-friendly Democrats control all branches of New York government after the Nov. 6 elections.
New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres will introduce legislation this week requiring businesses to disclose if and how they use facial-recognition technology, potentially giving a glimpse into how widespread the use of the tool is in the private sector.
Education officials on Long Island, citing concerns about security, are supporting legislation that would allow schools to opt out of their role as polling places, which political leaders say could depress voter turnout by creating logistical havoc.
Doing Cuomo’s bidding, the Port Authority keeps pushing to advance a dumb Cuomo pet project, an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport routed through Willets Point, which would be circuitous, expensive and makes zero sense to travelers.
When Rep. Lee Zeldin, a staunch and early Trump supporter, kicked off his re-election campaign in June, two former Trump White House officials were there, but the question now is whether too much love from the president will be a bad thing for Zeldin.
Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley, a mother of two running against Rep. Pete King, is part of an influx of young women in their 20s and 30s running for office, a departure from an older generation who often postponed their careers until after their families were established.
New York City Councilman Mark Gjonaj shares his 2021 campaign office space with state Sen. Jeff Klein, the founder of the now-defunct Independent Democratic Conference, but that’s not all the duo share.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test that “strongly support” her claims of Native American ancestry, hitting back at Trump for mocking her and showing her seriousness about a 2020 presidential run.
The disappearance of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi is opening a rift between Washington and Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom blasted President Donald Trump for promising “severe punishment” if the royal court was responsible.
A number of Republicans running for governor or senator in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, including several who hitched their wagons to Trump’s political movement, are behind in polls by double digits.
Research Director, Empire Center for Public Policy
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As founder and research director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, E.J. McMahon is a go-to expert on budget plans and policy proposals. His organization promotes greater transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility in state government, which often puts him at odds with lawmakers and the governor. McMahon previously worked as a journalist in Albany, as an Assembly Republican staffer and a budget adviser for almost 30 years, giving him great insight into the goings-on in the Capitol.