Jeff Klein

New York City

NYC hit its limit on charter schools

New York City will finally hit the limit on charter schools allowed in the five boroughs this month.

New York State

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.

Andrew Cuomo

All the governor’s Republicans

Cuomo’s recent hiring of a former IDC staffer is not the first time he has hired someone from across the aisle.

Jeff Klein

Last machine standing: Marcos Crespo vs. the uprising

Can Marcos Crespo and his Democratic machine survive the progressive insurgency?

Jeff Klein

No judgeships for Klein or Hamilton – for now

Party bosses deny having plans to select Jeff Klein or Jesse Hamilton to judgeships, but reformers said it’s a problem that they could.

alessandra biaggi

How Alessandra Biaggi toppled a king

Alessandra Biaggi discussed how she won and what she wants to see done in Albany, as well as the influence of her grandfather, the popular Rep. Mario Biaggi, who was ultimately convicted of corruption. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

She waited. Will good things come to Andrea Stewart-Cousins?

With the IDC out of the way, the state Senate may finally be Andrea Stewart Cousins'.

Jeff Klein

Jeff Klein, architect of the IDC, deposed at 58

Jeffrey Klein, a state senator in the Democratic Party for nearly 15 years who created the Republican-aligned Independent Democratic Conference, or IDC, was defeated on Thursday in the 34th state Senate District primary in the Bronx. He was 58 years old.

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Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo’s winning ticket, ex-IDC losses and the Salazar saga continues

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s winning ticket, ex-IDC members primary losses and the Julia Salazar saga continues.

New York City

Voters to Albany: We’re watching you

The establishment took a hit during New York's state primaries – and not just in the IDC contests.


Defeated ex-IDC members have yet to concede

All six of the ousted Independent Democratic Conference members could campaign on a third party ballot line in the general.

Campaigns & Elections

IDC and other New York legislative 2018 primary results

Tracking the former Independent Democratic Conference members – and other key New York Senate and Assembly primaries.

Jeff Klein

Jeff Klein’s misleading letter

State Sen. Jeff Klein sent a letter to constituents stating he's never given Republicans majority power. We felt it needed some fact-checking.

New York State

Senate incumbents face the consequences of the teacher evaluations fight

State Senate incumbents face the consequences of the teacher evaluations fight as New York's teachers union is targeting the lawmakers who failed them during session.

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.