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News & Politics

Brooklyn Museum director not the only prominent New Yorker targeted with vandalism

Several elected officials have seen their offices vandalized with red paint over the Israel-Hamas war.

Policy

Here’s how to vote in New York’s action-packed primaries

Election Day is June 25, but New Yorkers have nine days of early voting to participate before then.

News & Politics

Latimer criticizes Bowman for missing procedural House vote

Bowman was one of six Democrats who were not present for a rules vote related to the National Defense Authorization Act.

Campaigns & Elections

In debate, Latimer charges Bowman favors only Black and brown constituents

The representative fired back that the Westchester County executive having a “few Black friends” doesn’t make him “anti-racist.”

Health Care

Report: Two-thirds of licensed registered nurses are active in New York state

The findings, released at Mother Cabrini Foundation’s Healthier Communities, Healthier People summit, reveal staffing shortages felt most strongly in acute care hospitals.

Campaigns & Elections

Sarahana Shrestha and Gabi Madden spar over local issues in debate

The socialist Assembly member defended her record in office and argued she has brought money back to the district.

Health Care

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to release report addressing statewide nursing shortage

The foundation will unveil the study at its upcoming Healthier Communities, Healthier People summit at the Museum of the City of New York, presented by City & State.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Nancy Goroff wants another shot in the 1st District. John Avlon says he’s more viable.

The Democratic congressional primary will decide who challenges GOP Rep. Nick LaLota in the eastern Long Island district.

Albany Agenda

The bills that passed and failed to pass in the last week of session

Landmark new social media regulations for kids passed the Legislature, but the NY HEAT Act didn’t make it past the finish line.

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News & Politics

Senior staffer on 2022 Maloney campaign confirms existence of Mondaire Jones phone call

The former staffer said they heard Sean Patrick Maloney call Jones and offer to drop out of the NY-17 primary.

Policy

MTA confirms congestion pricing won’t go into effect on June 30

Lawmakers have not found an alternative source of funding for the MTA, and the agency said it will have to cut programs if the governor doesn’t let congestion pricing go into effect.

Westchester

George Latimer’s run against Bowman splits grassroots activist groups in Westchester

Former Latimer supporters are launching a new group called “Westchester Progressives" to show support for Rep. Jamaal Bowman.

Personality

On Sneaker Day, Albany kicks back

Marking the second annual celebration of casual footwear at the state Capitol.

Albany Agenda

Hochul’s IOU plan for the MTA may be DOA

Gov. Kathy Hochul wants the state Legislature to pass a bill providing the MTA with an IOU in lieu of congestion pricing revenue, but many lawmakers and advocates oppose it.

News & Politics

Sean Patrick Maloney offered to withdraw from 2022 NY-17 primary, but Mondaire Jones turned him down

In a previously unreported conversation, Maloney offered to withdraw from the Democratic primary so that Jones could continue representing NY-17, but Jones declined so he could run in a different district.

Albany Agenda

Will the MTA board put the brakes on congestion pricing?

Four members of the MTA board have said that they disagree with Hochul’s decision to suspend congestion pricing, but Hochul seems likely to get her way.