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Jeremy Cooney lays out his new transportation vision for New York

The state Senate Transportation Committee chair will have an ally in Congress to help with funding.

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Legislators and formerly incarcerated mothers rally for sentencing reform bills

State Sens. Julia Salazar and Jeremy Cooney joined advocates to push for a trio of bills that would reduce excessive prison sentences.

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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.

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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.

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Zellnor Myrie may run for mayor on legislative record

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

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Judge tosses abortion rights measure from November ballot

Democrats had been pushing the state constitutional amendment that would protect abortion rights and other civil rights

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SUNY chancellor John King talks budget wins and campus protests

The head of the state’s public university system discussed the police response to pro-Palestinian protest encampments and the fate of SUNY Downstate.

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Zinerman says DSA-backed challenger lives outside district

Assembly Member Stefani Zinerman’s allies have sought to portray DSA-endorsed challenger Eon Huntley as an outsider and recently hosted an anti-DSA town hall.

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Here’s where the Leave It Blank campaign did best in New York City

In some Assembly districts in Brooklyn and Queens, a third of voters cast blank ballots in the Democratic presidential primary.

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New York state Legislature 2024 races to watch

Here are some of the challenges, swing districts and open seats to keep an eye on.

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Here’s what New York elected officials are saying about the Columbia University protests

Progressives have criticized the school for bringing in the NYPD to clear the encampment, while Republicans have called for the National Guard.

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Meta AI falsely claims lawmakers were accused of sexual harassment

The new AI chatbot in Facebook Messenger provides detailed information about the sexual harassment allegations against state legislators. The only problem: none of it is true.

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Crickets from Building Trades Council on New York’s housing deal

The construction unions were absent from an event with Gov. Kathy Hochul celebrating labor wins in the state budget.

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The biggest issues left out of the state budget

The NY HEAT Act could still be passed before the end of session, though higher taxes on the wealthy are likely dead.