Politics

2022 congressional primaries

Sean Patrick Maloney has $2.4 million on hand as super PAC funding starts flowing into 17th Congressional District race

Alessandra Biaggi, who is challenging Maloney’s reelection, has been the target and beneficiary of independent spending in the race.

Education

NYC school budget cuts are again moving forward – for now

Several days after a Manhattan judge ruled in favor of returning the education spending plan back to the City Council, a state appeals court has paused the decision until arguments are heard on Aug. 29

2022 congressional primaries

Vedat Gashi mailer in 16th Congressional District race shows Black opponent Rep. Jamaal Bowman with apparently darkened skin

While Gashi denies the charge, there’s a long history of political advertisements using altered skin tones – which studies say can influence voters’ perceptions of candidates.

2022 congressional primaries

Who’s running for Congress in New York

Looking at every House race across the Empire State – which could be key to which party controls Congress.

2022 congressional primaries

A cryptocurrency billionaire is spending big in New York congressional primaries

Josh Lafazan and Francis Conole have been supported by the Protect Our Future super PAC, and Carlina Rivera could be next.

Education

New York City may have to vote on a schools budget. Again.

Following weeks of public outcry over cuts to school funding, a Manhattan judge ruled in favor of returning the education budget back to the City Council, but the fight isn’t over yet: Adams’ office plans to appeal.

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New York City

Who’s who in Eric Adams’ administration

Here’s who the new mayor is appointing jobs to in City Hall.

New York State

Rep. Lee Zeldin faces complaint over allegedly fraudulent signatures

State Sen. Zellnor Myrie asked the Albany County district attorney to investigate more than 11,000 signatures in question.

2022 congressional primaries

Ethics complaint filed against Sean Patrick Maloney over allegations of staff misuse

The complaint asks the Office of Congressional Ethics to probe claims that Maloney had a staffer perform personal services for him and his family.

2022 congressional primaries

In the city’s hottest primaries, candidates hold their breath for an endorsement from The New York Times

Candidates in the races for (at least) the 10th, 12th and 17th Congressional Districts are being formally interviewed – and lobbying hard behind the scenes – for the coveted, possibly decisive nod from the Gray Lady.

New York State

Hochul’s NYPA nominee gave to Republicans and opposes the Build Public Renewables Act

Climate activists and progressive lawmakers are trying to rally opposition before the state Senate votes.