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Grace Meng says Suozzi didn’t take Asian voters for granted

From multilingual campaign lit to weekly meet-and-greets, the Suozzi campaign made outreach to Asian voters a top priority – and Meng hopes other Democrats will follow suit.

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Absolutely everyone is claiming responsibility for Tom Suozzi’s victory

Labor unions, the governor, progressives and national political action committees are all saying they were instrumental in flipping the seat.

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Maria Torres-Springer on why she’s ‘extremely grateful’ to Kathy Hochul

The New York City deputy mayor for housing said the governor has included all the city’s priorities in her budget proposal. The next hurdle is convincing lawmakers.

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NY lawmakers call for tax credit reform after gnarly state audit

Turns out New York might be cool enough to make it on TV without having taxpayers foot the bill.

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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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The Democratic establishment is coming for another socialist lawmaker upstate

Socialist Assembly Member Sarahana Shrestha unseated Kevin Cahill in 2022. Now his former chief of staff is primarying her.

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Hochul touts her housing carrots for NY municipalities

The governor said there is increased interest in state grants to build housing.

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Eric Adams asks for state to cover at least half of migrant costs

The New York City mayor testified before state lawmakers at Albany’s annual “Tin Cup Day.”

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It’s ‘Tin Cup Day,’ and Eric Adams has a wishlist

The New York City mayor wants continued mayoral control of schools and a deal to spur housing development.

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Joint fundraising committees are funneling huge amounts of money into NY House races

The unique structure of the committees allows them to fundraise for multiple candidates – from big donors.

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As expected, the Bowman-Latimer primary is pricey

Together, the two Democrats raised more than $2 million in the most recent fundraising cycle – to defeat one another.

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Hochul’s proposal to close 5 more NY prisons rankles state GOP

The prison population has halved since 1999, and staffing is in freefall. But Republicans say the prisons should get more resources, not less.

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Hochul finishes 2023 business with no pocket vetoes

The Legislature passed hundreds of bills before breaking in June, and three had made it into 2024.

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Across the political spectrum, lawmakers are peeved about Hochul’s plan for education funding

Republican state senators joined the chorus of teachers and their Democratic colleagues to condemn the proposal Monday.