New York State

Mayor Bill de Blasio tours Flatbush with Councilmembers Farah Louis and Mathieu Eugene and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte.
New York has the most cases. Here’s a look at other key figures in the state.
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Zohran Mamdani emerged victorious over incumbent Assembly Member Aravella Simotas.
Seven progressive challengers have toppled longtime Democratic incumbents.
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NYS Senator Brian Benjamin (l) speaks with NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky on July 21st.
Front-line workers have few safeguards when speaking out about unsafe conditions during the pandemic.
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Governor Cuomo in Georgia on July 20 announces that  New York State will establish two church testing sites in Savannah.
A trip to Georgia reveals a more contemplative governor on New York’s coronavirus response.
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People from New York's Indigenous nations gather at Columbus Circle to call for its renaming and honor Indigenous peoples in the Americans in 2019.
The state may be forced to contend with broader land rights and sovereignty for Native American tribes.
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NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and NYS Senator Jamaal Bailey discuss legislation outside the NYS Senate chamber.
State budget talks remain on hold until the federal government acts on the next stimulus bill.
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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on June 23rd, New York's primary day.
The de facto leaders of the progressive and centrist Democrats clashed again and again.
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Jumaane Williams anti chokehold
In New York, Democrats and Republicans are both gaining traction on social media.
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Bill de Blasio takes the subway to celebrate the beginning of Phase 2 on June 23rd.
First Read readers expect the city and state to rebound, but with major changes.
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Crowded outdoor seating at La Pecora Biance in New York City on June 24, 2020.
Not until New Yorkers learn how to keep their masks on and stay six feet a part, according to health experts.
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