New York State

Politics

Here’s the newly drawn draft map for the Assembly

While it’s been a long, bumpy road, the Independent Redistricting Commission’s new map is the beginning of the end to this year’s redistricting mess.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Peter Abbate is fundraising – but doesn’t think he’ll run again

The outgoing senator lost his Brooklyn seat to Lester Chang, who is facing residency questions from Assembly Democrats.

MTA

Policy

Can Hochul help the MTA avoid its impending financial crisis?

Experts agree the governor and state lawmakers need to step in to provide aid to the transportation agency heading into the next legislative session.

New York State

Policy

‘It’s a marathon.’ Chris Smalls talks Amazon union gameplan after setbacks

Outside a billionaire studded conference, Smalls called for political support for his union. Eric Adams wasn’t there to get the message.

MTA

Policy

MTA in need of new funding source, DiNapoli says

Filling massive operating budget deficits will require more than finding cost efficiency savings, a new report from the state comptroller said.

Heard Around Town

Politics

No “pushback” against two Brooklyn leaders, as Rep. Hakeem Jeffries ascends

The Brooklyn Congress member will be House Democratic leader, while neighbor Chuck Schumer remains U.S. Senate majority leader.

New York State

Politics

Assembly Member Anna Kelles talks about how the cryptomining moratorium victory came together

Late pressure from small-business groups and the bill’s narrow scope led to it getting signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

News & Politics

Policy

New York City agencies to involuntarily admit more severely mentally ill persons for evaluations

Mayor Eric Adams clarified Tuesday that people do not have to be a danger to themselves or others to receive help.

New York City

Opinion

Opinion: New York takes crucial step in preparing for the next Superstorm Sandy

Voters on Election Day approved $4.2 billion in funding for statewide environmental projects under the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Bond Act.

Policy

Policy

Post-election, it’s veto season for Kathy Hochul

The New York governor has vetoed 39 bills aimed at creating commissions and task forces because of their financial impact.

News & Politics

Personality

Lucy Lang: A criminal justice reformer on her first year as state inspector general

The state IG wants the public to be more aware of the work her office is doing and she’s taking the steps to make it happen.

Political Personalities with Skye

Stream

We passed the Infrastructure Bill, so when are we rebuilding the BQE?

New York Building Congress President & CEO, Carlo Scissura walks us through the process on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

New York City

Policy

How NYC’s Code Blue emergency notice aims to protect homeless people

When temperatures drop, the city tries to eliminate barriers to sheltering people – but advocates worry about police involvement.

Exit interviews

Personality

Sue Serino advises governing by listening

After losing a competitive reelection campaign against her colleague, Serino acknowledged the impact of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Exit interviews

Personality

Steven Cymbrowitz cautions against legislating on Zoom

The 20-year Assembly veteran is leaving the state Legislature proud of his work on housing and Holocaust education. He called for more congeniality in Albany.

Heard Around Town

Policy

Advocates expect Hochul to sign bitcoin mining moratorium

Assembly Member Anna Kelles does not expect chapter amendments that would alter the proposed moratorium on proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining.

Policy

Policy

New York City will cut some of its 21,000 vacant government positions

As the city eliminates more unfilled jobs, its ability to hire for crucial remaining positions and retain existing employees is key.

Exit interviews

Personality

Steve Englebright leaves an environmental legacy

The Democratic Assembly member sponsored some of New York’s most significant climate laws.

Exit interviews

Personality

Assembly Member Peter Abbate Jr. misses the old Albany

The Brooklyn Assembly member reflects on three-plus decades in the state Legislature.

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