Assemblywoman Ari Espinal adopted someone twice her age
Assemblywoman Ari Espinal is the legal guardian of a 50-year-old man with developmental disabilities, taking responsibility for caring for him after his mother died in 2013.
New York City
Monserrate runs for office again
Hiram Monserrate, who was booted from the state Senate after physically assaulting his girlfriend and later served prison time for misusing city funds, is on the primary ballot this year to represent East Elmhurst as a Democratic district leader.
Johnson and council members off on week-long trip to Israel
Fresh off his first domestic trip as speaker of the New York City Council, Corey Johnson is going abroad on a eight-day trip to Israel.
New York State
Updated: Who’s on the ballot in state special elections?
In the New York state Legislature's special elections, 11 seats are open, nominees are chosen, and some races may be close.
Could the long-stalled state DREAM Act finally advance this year?
As the national debate rages about the DREAM Act, the New York state version is back in the spotlight as well. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has included it as an education priority in his executive budget, and the Assembly has included the bill in its budget resolution as well, although state Senate Republicans remain opposed.
How long can each New York City Council member serve?
Breaking down the confusing term limit rules in the New York City Council.
The 5 City Council members eyeing the 2021 speakership
Some New York City Council members are already thinking about running to be the next council speaker in 2021.
Meet the new class
Meet the 11 new members of the New York City Council.
Assembly candidate Epstein endorsed by Letitia James
Harvey Epstein, who is running for now-state Sen. Brian Kavanagh’s vacant Assembly seat, is getting endorsed by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James.
Who's vying for the 11 vacant state legislative seats?
A rundown of the former New York state senators and Assembly members who left vacancies in Albany – and who is running to replace them.