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New York’s politically powerful pets

These four-legged friends are inspiring an animal-friendly New York.

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Scott Stringer, millennial for mayor

New York City comptroller Scott Stringer wants you to know he’s woke AF.

New York City

Do aspiring politicians still need to pay their dues?

Previously, aspiring politicians started at the bottom, paid their dues and waited to be tapped for higher office — now, incumbents are refusing to wait in line.

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‘Arena’ is focusing on New York City

The Arena, a national progressive group, is trying a new tack in New York City: launching this week Five Borough Future, a new campaign to restructure the political process in the city and the state.

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New York’s Game of Thrones

In honor of the forthcoming “Game of Thrones” series finale, we’ve identified which figures from contemporary New York politics best embody the major characters – from Daenerys Targaryen to Jon Snow.

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Will New York enact climate laws before it’s too late?

Nearly every Democratic state senator and about 60 members of the Assembly have signed on to sponsor the Climate and Community Protect Act, but supporters have to overcome concerns from business groups and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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State Sen. Kevin Parker’s most notable eruptions

A hot temper continues to cause trouble for Brooklyn legislator Kevin Parker.

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A guide to New York’s vaccination policy

City & State breaks down where New York stands on mandatory vaccination – and how some lawmakers are trying to change that stance.

Andrew Cuomo

Is campaign finance an issue of gender and racial equity?

Advocates have a new approach to pushing for publicly-funded campaigns.

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New York law lets sexual harassers off the hook

Despite attempts to curtail harassment in the work place proving that you work in a hostile work environment can be difficult and as a result lets a lot of sexual harassers off the hook. But young lawmakers like state Senator Alessandra Biaggi are trying to change that.

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Putting #MeToo into policy

State lawmakers like state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi are trying to pass multiple bills that will hopefully address and curb sexual harassment in New York.

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Why Amanda Farias is challenging Rubén Díaz Sr.

Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr.’s recent anti-gay remarks prompted Amanda Farias to announce another bid for his seat.

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Five takeaways from Albany’s sexual harassment hearing

State lawmakers question the federal and state standards in place.

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New York’s vegetarian and vegan politicians

New York politicians explain why they decided to go meatless and their favorite vegan and vegetarian meals.

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Should accused sexual harassers be hired in politics?

Former state Sen. Jeff Klein is just the most recent accused New York pol to get a lobbying job. Some say that’s wrong.

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Rumble in the Bronx

The borough’s grassroots progressives broke through with stunning upset victories by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Alessandra Biaggi. Can they keep the insurgency going?

Andrew Cuomo

Think lawmakers have a say in the state budget? Think again.

How Cuomo amassed even more control over the state’s multibillion-dollar spending plan.