New York State

New York State

Takeaways from New York’s (competing!) redistricting draft maps

Failing to find common ground, the Independent Redistricting Commission released different plans along partisan lines.

New York State

Hochul sets new agenda for abortion rights in NY

It includes an education campaign, but no additional legislation yet.

Interviews & Profiles

Andrew Giuliani is banking on name recognition in a long shot run for governor

The former mayor’s son may have worked for Trump, but that might not be enough for GOP voters.

Marijuana

Industrial hemp promises sustainable solutions for New York, but will anyone buy in?

The industry in its “innovation stage” is eyeing Gov. Kathy Hochul for support.

Energy & Environment

Cornell’s ag program solves farmers’ toughest problems

The leading research institution also helps with workforce development and technological issues.

This Week's Headline

A new LG in town as storm recovery continues

Rounding up the week’s political news.

New York State

Backlash grows over Hochul DFS nominee

Some progressives say Adrienne Harris is too cozy with the industries she would oversee as superintendent of the Department of Financial Services.

New York State

How Brian Benjamin will be tested as lieutenant governor

Kathy Hochul outlined an expansive portfolio for her newly sworn-in number two.

Energy & Environment

Will Kathy Hochul support a carbon tax?

Getting behind an effort that fell short last session could change the climate game in New York.

Labor

What will it take for Amazon workers to unionize?

The e-commerce behemoth is a formidable opponent to labor organizers, even in a union town like New York City.

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Technology

How New York is subsidizing Amazon

Local agencies across the state lure the retail giant to town using generous tax incentives.

New York State

Five things to watch on redistricting in the coming days

The Independent Redistricting Commission is set to release draft congressional and state legislative district lines soon.

Interviews & Profiles

The fight for abortion rights in New York is not over

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi on why the state still has work to do on making abortions accessible.

Energy & Environment

Flash flooding highlights immediate dangers of climate change – again

Elected officials and activists say state and local governments need to do more now.

Marijuana

Hochul’s pot picks get the thumbs up

Former Assembly Member Tremaine Wright and cannabis advocate Christoper Alexander will oversee the new state program

Housing

State lawmakers reach a deal to extend the eviction moratorium

Landlords and tenants both have reasons to like the proposed changes to a state housing relief program.