New York State


Climate advocates to rally for NY HEAT Act

The law would limit what low-income residents pay for utilities and get rid of a subsidy for new gas hookups.


New York’s top court upholds state gun laws – for now

The Court of Appeals rejected Second Amendment challenges to the state’s gun laws on procedural grounds, but both sides of the gun control debate expect more lawsuits to be filed.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Who’s running in NY-17 in 2024?

Incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Lawler is in national Democrats’ crosshairs, but he’s pulled off impressive victories more than once.


Hochul to abandon required construction mandates in ambitious housing plan

The governor is backing off the requirement in a policy which has had little legislative support, and as Democrats face competitive and consequential elections in 2024.


Mayor Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Letitia James? New York’s most chaotic possible futures

You thought the fighting between Cuomo and de Blasio was bad? Just imagine these nightmare scenarios.


On commissions and task forces, Hochul again issues dozens of vetoes

The governor said 32 proposed bills to study everything from Black youth suicide to climate expenditures would cost the state millions. A proposal to create a reparations task force was not vetoed.

Interviews & Profiles

How George Santos infiltrated the Nassau County GOP

A new book “The Fabulist” explores the “Very American Legend” of the grifter who is now a household name.

News & Politics

Will Latimer challenge Bowman? It may come down to redistricting.

If the Independent Redistricting Commission redraws the congressional district’s boundaries, Westchester County Executive George Latimer could have a tough time beating Rep. Jamaal Bowman.

Albany Agenda

The bills still awaiting Kathy Hochul’s signature before the end of the year

The Legislature passed hundreds of bills before breaking in June. Many high-profile ones like eliminating even-year elections and a bill to create a reparations task force have yet to be signed.

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New York State

Poll: Broad support for universal free school meals, higher food stamp benefits

Siena College found that strong majorities backed these anti-hunger measures to be considered by the state Legislature.

Interviews & Profiles

Jerry Nadler’s outgoing chief of staff reflects on polarization, Israel and governing in the ‘Twitter age’

Amy Rutkin has worked in Congress for nearly 25 years. She says she used to have productive relationships with House Republicans’ staffers. That has changed.


Hochul announces attempt to address hate online amid rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia

The governor said she would put more resources toward social media surveillance on college campuses and pressure social media companies to curb hateful rhetoric.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: I was left off the Gen X list

City & State somehow missed including its editor-in-chief from its newest, and possibly coolest recognition.

Criminal Justice

Opinion: It’s time to reinvest the savings from the Less is More Act

Five communities impacted by New York’s historic parole rules said investments in housing and mental health treatment services should be a priority.


Claire Cousin wants to be part of the NY Legislature’s progressive bloc

The lefty challenger to Assembly Member Didi Barrett got the Working Families Party’s early backing – and she’s demanding to be taken seriously.