New York State

New York State

Hochul’s law enforcement announcement conveniently helps her counteract Zeldin’s claims

The governor made her position on crime clear at a public safety symposium, amid attacks from her opponent.

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Lee Zeldin’s campaign promises: What can he actually do if elected?

The Republican gubernatorial candidate has talked about making big changes to abortion rights, congestion pricing and more.

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‘I want to move forward:’ Andrew Cuomo announces PAC, podcast

The former governor, who resigned amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment, said he’s “not done” weighing in on state and national politics.

Heard Around Town

Protesters across the state rally against prison package restrictions

A new DOCCS policy limits what incarcerated people can receive in New York prisons

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New York lawmakers want your right to an attorney to cover immigration too

With a bill that has failed to pass the state Legislature in recent years, more low-income immigrants would have access to representation – the only problem is finding lawyers for them.

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Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin debate debates

The two candidates for governor continue to spar over appearing on stage together before the election.

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Andrea Stewart-Cousins has presided over some monumental legislation

Let’s just say the majority leader has been busy since 2019. Here are some of her greatest hits.

Interviews & Profiles

Order over chaos: How Andrea Stewart-Cousins fixed the state Senate Democratic conference

The majority leader has presided over growing power and has delivered legislative successes with and without the New York governor’s help.

News & Politics

Andrew Cuomo: Will he rise again?

No one knows what the former governor may be planning as he dips his toe back into the public sphere

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What are Letitia James' chances of succeeding in her lawsuit against Trump?

According to experts, things are looking pretty good for the state Attorney General in her civil fraud case against the former president.

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Letitia James is Democrats’ new hero

The state Attorney General’s lawsuit against former President Donald Trump boosts her national profile as she vies for re-election.

Policy

MTA to install ‘Big Brother’ security cameras in all New York City subway cars

Gov. Kathy Hochul and the MTA are optimistic new measures will prevent subway crime and give riders an added sense of security.

Politics

With new leadership, pro-development Open New York heads to Albany

The housing advocacy group currently lobbies for new construction in New York City, including in wealthy neighborhoods.

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How Gov. Kathy Hochul has benefited from the projects of her predecessor

Andrew Cuomo left a few flashy transit projects just shy of completion, allowing Hochul to coast through the ribbon-cuttings.

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Bennett sues Cuomo over sexual harassment

Former state staffer Charlotte Bennett wants to take ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo to court over his alleged harassment when she worked for him.

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Jim Owles tells Hochul not to pick gay conservative judge to replace DiFiore

The political club urged against picking Anthony Cannataro to replace the retired chief judge because of his track record on court decisions impacting LGBTQ New Yorkers.

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Hundreds of bills from last session still await Kathy Hochul’s signature. Here are some of the major ones.

The state Legislature wrapped in June with a deluge of influential bills passed. With an election coming up in November, here are some Hochul has yet to sign off on.