New York State

New York State

Gov. Kathy Hochul has issued her first vetoes

Nine bills targeting a recurring issue around local school funding have become targets of gubernatorial rejection.

New York State

Gov. Kathy Hochul has had a heck of a New York honeymoon

The new governor gave herself a month and a half to remake the Second Floor of the state Capitol – but the real tests are yet to come.

New York State

Which Cuomo loyalists were booted from office – and which ones remain?

During Gov. Kathy Hochul’s first 45 days in office, she promised to remove the former governor’s allies from state government.

Campaigns & Elections

Jay Jacobs backs Hochul after giving Cuomo a “heads-up”

The state Democratic Party chair throws his support behind the governor to discourage primary challengers.

Interviews & Profiles

Rossana Rosado on serving the immigrant community

The secretary of state describes the responsibility of being one of the most powerful Latinas in New York.

Campaigns & Elections

Brooklyn could decide the 2022 Democratic primary for governor

The borough is even more important than usual as Jumaane Williams gets ready to take on Kathy Hochul again.

New York State

Progressives praise appointment of Dr. Mary Bassett to head DOH

The new state health commissioner has a lot of experience and many fans on the political left.

News & Politics

Letitia James and the great non-campaign, campaign speech

The state attorney general won’t say if she’s running for governor, but a speech to business leaders sure sounded like she might

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Energy & Environment

Which state lawmakers ranked the best on the environment?

A nonpartisan advocacy group graded legislators based on more than a dozen votes.

Criminal justice

What does criminal justice reform look like to Kathy Hochul?

The governor has reservations about “defund the police” that her No. 2, Brian Benjamin, doesn’t seem to share.

Interviews & Profiles

Rep. Antonio Delgado walks an ideological tightrope to reelection

He has avoided hot-button issues and focused on local problems to avoid alienating his rural district.

News & Politics

Hochul says she is open to decriminalizing sex work

Advocates for two competing bills are vying for the new governor’s attention on the controversial issue.

News & Politics

NYC progressives fundraise for India Walton

Three upcoming events aim to help the Buffalo Democratic mayoral candidate build up her warchest.