New York State

Policy

Hochul signs climate bills, but advocates want more

As time runs out to meet the state’s climate goals, activists say both the governor and lawmakers can act with more urgency

Policy

Policy

New York health officials say they aren’t alarmed by BA.2 – but should they be?

Gov. Kathy Hochul and Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said Monday BA.2 cases aren’t rising as fast as they are in Europe and the UK. It’s not entirely clear why.

Policy

Policy

Hochul refuses to discuss proposed bail changes in public

The governor confirmed Monday that a leaked public safety plan was hers, but deflected questions about the details.

Policy

Policy

Hochul lifts mask mandate for schools

Starting Wednesday, students and teachers won’t have to remain masked in class.

News & Politics

Politics

Hochul lays out her winter surge plan 2.0

The governor closed out 2021 with a new plan to combat COVID-19 that mainly consisted of continuing what the state has been doing.

New York State

Politics

5 takeaways from Kathy Hochul’s first speech as governor

She laid out her priorities on mask mandates in schools, rent relief distribution and ethics reforms.

New York State

Politics

Will Kathy Hochul end the era of imperial governors?

After a century of growing executive control, New York’s first female governor is ready to collaborate.

New York State

Politics

Who will Hochul pick as lieutenant governor?

She’s eyeing a downstate ally, but there are several interesting options.

New York State

Politics

Kathy Hochul meets the press

In her first press conference, the soon-to-be governor aligned herself with Cuomo’s progressive accomplishments, but distanced herself from his managerial style.

New York State

Politics

How will the Hochul transition work?

There are still a lot of questions about her accession and what happens to Cuomo next, but history may offer some clues.

New York State

Politics

What lies ahead for Kathy Hochul if she becomes governor?

“We all know Kathy Hochul.” Democratic insiders say the lieutenant governor could become the next Democratic power broker.

Kathy Hochul

Personality

8 things to know about Kathy Hochul

With the sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo, New Yorkers are Googling his second in command.

New York City

Politics

What’s in a Times endorsement?

The New York Times editorial board endorsed Tiffany Cabán on Tuesday, but do the newspaper’s endorsements sway election outcomes? City & State had a look at the Times editorial board’s endorsements in the past three years.

Zellnor Myrie

Politics

A new generation of progressive pols

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hardly stands alone as a fast-rising non-white progressive New York elected official. From new state senators to the New York City public advocate and the City Council, a new generation is taking the reins.

New York State

Personality

Hochul on Amazon’s demise, Buffalo’s rebound and championing child care

Kathy Hochul discusses economic development policy, the prospects for Western New York and her desire to see Equal Rights Amendment added to the state constitution.

Jumaane Williams

Politics

Crowded field already forming for Williams’ council seat

Five candidates, including a Williams staffer, want to succeed the public advocate candidate.

Jumaane Williams

Politics

Is Jumaane Williams made of Teflon?

Why an array of criticisms being thrown at Jumaane Williams may not spook progressive voters.

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