Politics

Politics

State health commissioner to step down

Howard Zucker will remain in his role until a replacement is named, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.

Politics

So, about that Cuomo impeachment report

New York Assembly members are in the dark about exactly when the public will get to review their chamber’s investigation – or lack thereof.

This Week's Headline

Dueling redistricting maps and a crisis at Rikers

Rounding up the week’s political news.

New York State

State inspector general resigns

Letizia Tagliafierro has left the job without explanation amid criticisms over an ethics investigation

New York State

Hochul sets new agenda for abortion rights in NY

It includes an education campaign, but no additional legislation yet.

This Week's Headline

A new LG in town as storm recovery continues

Rounding up the week’s political news.

New York State

Backlash grows over Hochul DFS nominee

Some progressives say Adrienne Harris is too cozy with the industries she would oversee as superintendent of the Department of Financial Services.

New York State

How Brian Benjamin will be tested as lieutenant governor

Kathy Hochul outlined an expansive portfolio for her newly sworn-in number two.

New York City

DOC pushes improvement plan as Rikers gets worse

As the jail is set to close by 2027, efforts are underway to address living and working conditions at the struggling, understaffed facility.

Will the blue-collar candidate be a pro-labor mayor?

Eric Adams attracts new support from unions as New York City’s likely next mayor.

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Labor

What will it take for Amazon workers to unionize?

The e-commerce behemoth is a formidable opponent to labor organizers, even in a union town like New York City.

New York State

Five things to watch on redistricting in the coming days

The Independent Redistricting Commission is set to release draft congressional and state legislative district lines soon.

New York City

Organized labor’s new generation of political directors

A diverse group of staffers are delivering for New York’s top unions.

New York City

Protecting NYC 20 years after 9/11

A look at the controversial counterterrorism efforts that reshaped the NYPD and whether it was all worth it.

Bill de Blasio

Why de Blasio will run for governor … and why he won’t

What’s on the mayor’s mind as he plans his next move

Energy & Environment

Flash flooding highlights immediate dangers of climate change – again

Elected officials and activists say state and local governments need to do more now.