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The best New York political journalism of 2018

It’s hard to be cutthroat in an industry where it feels like everyone’s job is on the chopping block. So instead of mocking our competitors, we’ll take the high road and highlight some of the most impressive reporting and writing on New York politics and policy this year.

Buffalo

Why the Buffalo Billion bid-rigging scandal hasn’t changed anything

With Democrats in charge, reforms aren’t a priority in 2019.

Campaigns & Elections

‘Blue wave’ and Amazon come to New York

Amazon is coming to Long Island City, but not before the Blue Wave. Rounding up the week’s political news.

Eric Schneiderman

A timeline of Schneiderman's public feminism, private allegations

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman led on women’s issues while his ex-girlfriends say he was beating them.

Diversity

New name for top NYC fundraising firm

Nashban Mansur, who has consulted for some big names in New York City politics, is now Culver Place Strategies and fully LGBT owned.

New York City

AG candidates raise prospect of criminal charges after voter purge

Maloney, Eve call for tougher action after NYC Board of Elections’ 2016 fiasco.

Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout’s declaration of independence

Attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout has positioned herself as an independent who will hold the governor accountable – a stance that assumes Gov. Andrew Cuomo will win, even though Teachout has allied herself closely with gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon.

Andrew Cuomo

Republicans for Cuomo are still quietly for Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has moved to the left, but supporters of his who were members of a Republicans for Cuomo group don’t seem to mind.

New York City

Health care groups place their bets on James for attorney general

Tish James has received more than $100,000 from the health care sector.

Sean Patrick Maloney

Sean Patrick Maloney goes on the offensive

Sean Patrick Maloney is going on the offensive in the attorney general's race.

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Nonprofits

The corporatization of WNYC

New York Public Radio markets itself on the presumption that as a nonprofit alternative to the corporate media, it is driven by the public interest instead of a self-serving profit motive. But how well is it living up to its high-minded reputation?

Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout has a plausible path to victory

Two months after former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned over allegations of abusing multiple women, and roughly two months before the statewide primary elections, the Democratic race to replace him is taking shape.

Donald Trump

Experts: AG suit builds towards possible criminal case against Trump

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood's lawsuit builds towards a possible criminal case against Donald Trump, and if federal officials don’t pursue charges, state and city prosecutors could.

Barbara Underwood

Attorney General Barbara Underwood continues the office’s pursuit of Trump

The New York AG’s office filed suit against the Trump Foundation for allegedly funneling money to the president’s 2016 campaign

New York State

Can New York circumvent Trump’s pardon power?

It would require a change in state law, but New York prosecutors have jurisdiction over many of Donald Trump’s activities.

Eric Schneiderman

Out of power

Who fell off the 2018 Albany Power 100 in 2018.

Sean Patrick Maloney

Sean Patrick Maloney feels good about running for AG

A source familiar with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s thinking told City & State that the Hudson Valley congressman is moving closer to a run, and feeling “even better” about it since Rep. Kathleen Rice is dropping out.