New York State

Health Care

New York lawmakers look to expand access to health care for undocumented immigrants

“Coverage for All” passed the Assembly Health Committee this week as New York revisits access to care in the pandemic’s third year.

Health Care

New York’s landmark water testing law hinges on the state Health Department

The law leaves key decisions to an agency with a history of dragging its feet on implementing water quality legislation.

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Sheldon Silver’s legacy as one of the most notorious “three men in a room”

Silver’s 2015 corruption trial marked the beginning of a cultural shift in Albany that took down his younger counterpart, Andrew Cuomo.

Criminal justice

Recent shootings test Kathy Hochul’s cooperative approach to governing

The governor is leaning on a new task force on out-of-state guns to reduce crime and avoid conflict with fellow Democrats.

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State Senate approves Adrienne Harris for new state financial regulator

Some progressives have said the new commissioner of the Department of Financial Services is too business friendly to properly oversee the state finance and insurance industries.

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The voice of the once-powerful New York GOP continues to fade

Assembly lawmakers limited debate speaking time, further restricting Republican opportunity for obstruction.

Campaigns & Elections

Sepúlveda starts 2022 strong

The Bronx Democrat has a new committee chairmanship and a fundraising advantage for his primary campaign.

New York State

Letitia James drops ‘final’ edition of Cuomo tapes

The state attorney general released a trove of videos, transcripts and other materials from her sexual harassment probe of the ex-governor.

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Campaigns & Elections

Here are the New York Democratic lawmakers facing 2022 primary challenges

The left is once again coming after incumbent members of the state Senate and Assembly.

Campaigns & Elections

Is there still a universe where Tom Suozzi stands a chance against Gov. Kathy Hochul in the 2022 primary?

The Long Island moderate is struggling to match the incumbent’s endorsements, poll numbers and campaign war chest.

Housing

Hochul proposes 421-a 2.0

The governor said she would replace the controversial tax abatement with something better, but its bones are the same

Campaigns & Elections

Who are Kathy Hochul’s big donors?

The governor reported a stunning $22 million in campaign donations in five months.

Campaigns & Elections

Who wants to run for governor as a Republican in 2022?

The race appears up in the air with months to go before the June primary.

News & Politics

The people making money off ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Attorneys, PR pros and others have gotten more than $2 million in payments from his campaign account in recent months.

Budget

Gov. Kathy Hochul proposes $216.3 billion state budget

The unexpected incumbent is offering fiscal details on the policy plans included in her State of the State address.