Politics

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.

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.

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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.

News & Politics

Bowman and Latimer spar over Israel and public safety in first debate

The two candidates in the closely-watched primary race debated issues ranging from the war in Gaza to flood recovery funding.

Politics

How the state budget could protect New York Democrats in November

Provisions on affordable housing, retail theft, squatters and more may help respond to Republican attacks.

Campaigns & Elections

Heastie visits incumbents facing left-wing primary challenges

In recent weeks, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has hosted in-district events with Assembly Members Didi Barrett, Michael Benedetto and Stefani Zinerman – who are all fighting off primary challenges backed by the WFP or DSA.

News & Politics

Appellate court agrees that state ethics commission is unconstitutional

Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sued the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government to prevent it from investigating his $5 million book deal.

2024 New York congressional battleground

AOC challenger hit with FEC complaint

The complaint alleges that Marty Dolan, who is challenging the progressive member of Congress, failed to properly report his campaign contributions and expenditures.

Albany Agenda

Zellnor Myrie may run for mayor on legislative record

The state senator has focused on criminal justice and election reforms in Albany.