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Lawler, fresh off his bipartisan victories, visits a redder part of his district

The popular freshman lawmaker leaned into border policy and criticizing the MTA at a recent sparsely attended town hall.

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Epstein to declare run for Council

The Assembly member is seeking to represent District 2 with endorsements from former Council members Margarita Lopez and Rosie Mendez, local leaders and tenant association presidents.

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Hochul admin touts drop in gun violence in urban areas outside NYC

In many regions of the state, officials said there were significant reductions in shootings.

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Adams’ message to challengers: ‘Don’t worry about me’

The mayor defended his record against criticism from primary opponent state Sen. Zellnor Myrie.

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Bayona out at City Hall

The executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Ethnic and Community Media handed in his resignation and is leaving the Adams administration.

Policy

Staten Island secession? A new IBO report studies the age-old question

“Any serious study of how secession would play out proves that citizens of an independent Staten Island would end up paying more for less,” said Council Member Justin Brannan, who requested the study.

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Report: Nail salon technicians have higher rate of reproductive health issues

The study comes as proposed legislation would create protections for these workers, typically Asian and Latin American immigrants already subject to poor working conditions.

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Hochul: No plans to send National Guard to college protests in NY

Gov. Kathy Hochul said the state stands ready to assist the NYPD if they ask, but she doesn’t believe the National Guard is currently necessary.

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Report: Rent increases up to 4% and 7% would maintain rent stabilized landlords' profits

“I do expect the rent increase to be lower than it was the last couple of years because the data supports that,” Community Service Society’s Samuel Stein said.

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NY Legislature approves fourth budget extender

The state Senate approved an April 15 extension Thursday, and the Assembly is expected to do so on Friday.

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Progressive NYC elected officials to Albany: No rent law rollbacks

City Comptroller Brad Lander, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and 19 City Council members said they “oppose any measures to weaken New York’s rent stabilization system.”

News & Politics

Laborers union asks legislature to include $40 minimum wage in 421-a replacement

The Mason Tenders District Council has already agreed to a wage deal with REBNY and now wants legislators to codify it into law.

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Low turnout expected for today's presidential primary

The nominees may be all but decided already, but New Yorkers still have the chance to cast their ballots, even if they're blank.