Politics

Albany Agenda

Hochul mocks Republican South Dakota governor in LCA rebuttal

New York’s first female governor took shots at her Republican counterpart and poked fun at herself.

Heard Around Town

City Council District 2 candidate rakes in the matching funds

Community Board 3 Chair Andrea Gordillo is getting a head start in what promises to be a competitive primary for the open seat.

News & Politics

AOC endorses former campaign staffer Jonathan Soto

Soto is the first local candidate that the congresswoman has endorsed this cycle.

New York State

Poll: New Yorkers support Palestine protests – up to a point

The majority said they support peaceful demonstrations, but a majority also said campus protests went too far.

Albany Agenda

BOE mails paper checks to state legislative candidates, delaying matching funds

Rather than electronically depositing funds in campaigns’ accounts, the state Board of Elections sent paper checks worth tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to candidates.

Heard Around Town

Lawler, fresh off his bipartisan victories, visits a redder part of his district

The popular freshman lawmaker leaned into border policy and criticizing the MTA at a recent sparsely attended town hall.

Heard Around Town

Epstein to declare run for Council

The Assembly member is seeking to represent District 2 with endorsements from former Council members Margarita Lopez and Rosie Mendez, local leaders and tenant association presidents.

News & Politics

Climate advocates plan to spend against incumbents blocking NY HEAT Act

The Spring Street Climate Political Fund is targeting Assembly Members Didi Barrett and Michael Benedetto, who are facing left-wing primary challengers.

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Personality

State Sen. Kevin Parker’s most notable eruptions

A hot temper continues to cause trouble for Brooklyn legislator Kevin Parker.

Heard Around Town

Hochul admin touts drop in gun violence in urban areas outside NYC

In many regions of the state, officials said there were significant reductions in shootings.

Albany Agenda

First $3.6 million in New York campaign matching funds headed out the door

Three dozen candidates were part of the first disbursement of public campaign cash approved last week

Protests

Tracking campus protests in New York

The “Gaza solidarity encampment” at Columbia university inspired similar pro-Palestinian demonstrations at campuses across the country. Here’s where they are in New York.

Albany Agenda

Will Manhattan Democratic Party boss Keith Wright start a political dynasty or trigger a rebellion?

Wright’s son is running to represent the 70th Assembly District, and the primary election could become a proxy battle for Wright’s rivals in the county party.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Who’s endorsing Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer?

Elected officials and prominent organizations are taking sides in one of the most-watched races of 2024.

Heard Around Town

Adams’ message to challengers: ‘Don’t worry about me’

The mayor defended his record against criticism from primary opponent state Sen. Zellnor Myrie.