John Liu

John Liu

Liu on what needs to happen before lifting the charter cap

State Senator John Liu talks to City & State about the SHSAT, student suspensions and school safety.

New York State

Lawmakers lash out at Cuomo’s education funding plans

New York state lawmakers Shelley Mayer, John Liu, and Michael Benedetto share their thoughts and criticisms on Andrew Cuomo's proposals on Foundation Aid.

New York

The end of the state Senate subcommittee

The state Senate’s two existing subcommittees and the three additional subcommittees that had been announced last month are being upgraded to fully-fledged standing committees.

New York City

Albany’s education to-do list

Charter schools may be neglected, but teacher evaluations and mayoral control are back on the agenda.

New York City

A decade ago, schools were promised more aid. Next year, it could arrive.

Why newly empowered Democrats will fight to increase school funding in the upcoming budget.

New York State

Democracy vouchers: a better campaign finance reform

Seattle’s system shows how New York should publicly finance campaigns.

Michael Bloomberg

Crooked politicians, a deadly limo crash and Bloomberg’s back to blue

Crooked politicians, a deadly limo crash and Michael Bloomberg’s back to being a Democrat in This Week's Headlines.


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.

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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.

Zephyr Teachout

Three strikes and you're out? Or third time's a charm?

Some candidates fizzle out after multiple failed bids. But for others, persistence pays off.

Tony Avella

Will SHSAT debate help Liu or Avella?

Will the debate around the admittance process to New York City’s elite public high schools help John Liu or Tony Avella?