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Who hasn’t filed their campaign finance reports?

See the list of who is already two months late – including at least four state legislators.

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Sixth time’s the charm?

With criminal charges against Donald Trump looming, lawmakers kick the former president while he’s down with a reignited push to remove his name from a state park.


What does Kathy Hochul need $5 million in promotional content for?

Support from outside funders urging people to support the governor’s budget priorities has raised eyebrows about her negotiating position.

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Antonio Delgado going back to D.C. - for a bit

The member of Congress turned lieutenant governor is attending the national LGs’ meeting


1199 fills 17K-seat arena for budget rally in Albany

Health care workers called for higher reimbursement rates and funding for safety net hospitals – while rapping with hip hop legends.


New York Republicans target Bragg ahead of potential Trump indictment

When news dropped that the Manhattan district attorney’s office could bring criminal charges against the former president, New York Republicans took aim at a familiar opponent.


This Assembly member didn’t file campaign finance reports for nearly 5 years. No one noticed.

The state Board of Elections seems ill-equipped to enforce basic reporting requirements, as Assembly Member Amanda Septimo illustrated.

New York State

Brian Benjamin argues to keep the dropped corruption charges dropped

Lawyers for the former lieutenant governor filed a new brief on Friday making the case that democracy itself hangs in the balance.


Shake-ups are coming to the Commission on Judicial Nomination. How will that impact NY’s chief judge process?

Three commission members’ terms expire at the end of the month as they try to come up with a new shortlist for the governor.


‘There’s total paralysis.’ With NY’s chief judge vacancy, courts are stagnant

Until the Court of Appeals gets a permanent chief judge, many initiatives remain on ice, and the judicial branch is in a “holding pattern.”

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The inside story of the fight against Hector LaSalle

How a socialist organizer, public defenders, union leaders and abortion rights activists worked together to oppose Gov. Kathy Hochul’s chief judge nominee.


Who’s calling for Juan Ardila to resign?

After facing allegations of sexual assault, the Queens Assembly member is facing mounting pressue from fellow Democrats to resign.

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Speaker Adams pushes back on the mayor: Close Rikers by 2027

But the speaker didn’t offer any specifics of how the city would reach that goal.


Eric Adams keeps creating new offices

From child care to rats, if you’ve got a problem, the mayor of New York City has a job to tackle it.

New York City

A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

With the jail complex’s incarcerated population forecasted to balloon in coming years, corrections department officials are casting doubt on closing in 2027