New York City

Politics

Yuh-Line Niou eyes Hail Mary third party run in NY-10

The apparent second-place finisher is considering running against the Democratic nominee on the Working Families Party line. It wouldn’t be her first time.

2022 congressional primaries

Politics

Left-wing movement expands its grip on NYC with state Democratic primary victory going to Kristen Gonzalez

Hers is one of several wins assuring progressives’ continued power and influence in Albany and delivers a fresh blow to establishment Democrats

2022 general election

Politics

6 New York congressional races to watch in November

Democrats and Republicans are battling across the country for control of the House of Representatives, and these New York seats could be key

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: A potential party raid is brewing ahead of the Aug. 23rd primary

Here’s how a one-time quirk in the law is allowing voters to switch parties leading up to the congressional and state Senate primary races.

Elections

Politics

Charter school super PAC targets state Sens. Robert Jackson, Gustavo Rivera

New Yorkers for a Balanced Albany has spent more than $200,000 so far in three New York City state Senate races.

Elections

Personality

Kevin Parker is feeling confident about his reelection chances

A Q&A with the state senator on public renewable energy, cybersecurity and taking on the DSA.

alessandra biaggi

Personality

Why Democratic state lawmakers are pushing to tax the rich

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi wants higher taxes on the rich, health insurance for airport workers and an expansion of absentee balloting.

New York City Council

Politics

Should New York City reconsider term limits?

Will former New York City Council members eyeing their old seats undermine the goal of term limits?

Corey Johnson

Policy

Takeaways from the first Public Campaign Financing Commission hearing

The Public Campaign Financing Commission held its first two hearings on Tuesday, one for experts to testify and one for public testimony. At the first of two hearings on Tuesday, 17 experts testified before the commission, with 20 minutes each to make their cases. The second saw hundreds of New Yorkers – including elected officials – show up to testify for up to three minutes. Here’s what hearings suggested about the commission’s direction.

Elections

Policy

Which electoral reforms would make the biggest difference?

If Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature want to expand voting access and enable more participation, some reforms will work better than others, voting rights experts say. Based on data in other states, here is a ranking of potential reforms – from most to least effective at increasing the size and diversity of the electorate.

New York City

Opinion

Vote to improve campaign finance, community boards and civic engagement

Here’s why the New York City mayor’s Charter Revision Commission produced its three proposals, writes Cesar Perales.

New York City

Opinion

New campaign finance reform would return power to the people

Ballot Question 1 from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Charter Revision Commission would lower donation limits and increase public matching funds.

Elections

Opinion

Automatic voter registration would ease NY's problems at the polls

If New York wants to be a progressive model for the country, its voting laws should reflect that reality. That’s why it’s time to pass automatic voter registration.

Sean Patrick Maloney

Politics

Leecia Eve: corporate and qualified for AG

Leecia Eve is running on her corporate corporate experience in the Attorney General race and considers herself the most independent candidate.

New York State Assembly

Politics

Voters question petition signatures for Assemblyman Brian Miller

More than a dozen of people whose names submitted on ballot petitions for Assemblyman Brian Miller for the Conservative Party line deny they ever signed it, despite their addresses and supposed signatures appearing on the petitions, with some calling it a “forgery.”

New York City

Policy

What you need to know about the NYC charter revision commissions

Few New York City residents know that the city’s charter is being revisited not once, but twice. To get up to speed, here are the basic details about the process – and what key officials are saying about how it’s playing out.  

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