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This Week's Headline

Adams makes the rounds and COVID-19 numbers inch up

Rounding up the week’s political news.

Power 100

The 2021 Albany 40 Under 40

Recognizing the next generation of rising stars in state politics.

Interviews & Profiles

Rep. Carolyn Maloney wants more paid leave for federal employees

The Congress member’s Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act would impact 2.7 million workers.

Interviews & Profiles

Liz Krueger, the reformer

The longtime state senator talks JCOPE reform and fixing the New York City Board of Elections.


What happened to to-go alcohol and how it could come back

Bills to extend the pandemic accommodation haven’t passed.


How is New York protecting itself from cybercrime?

Ransomware and other kinds of cyberattacks pose threats to local governments, schools and more.

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Rochester’s newly united legislative delegation

Five new members of the state Senate and Assembly have passed bills in Albany while avoiding the divisions of local politics.

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Battery Park City residents rebel against Cuomo’s planned memorial

Residents of Battery Park City are rebelling against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his plans to convert a slice of Rockefeller Park into a memorial to essential workers and the sacrifices they have made during the coronavirus pandemic.

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MTA leadership should be on the same page

The MTA needs clear lines of authority to address immediate challenges.


How a deal for gig workers fell apart

There was a tentative agreement to give them the right to organize, but a flawed negotiation process created backlash.

Campaigns & Elections

How practical socialism helped India Walton win

Hard work and an emphasis on local issues means Buffalo could have its first female mayor.

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2021 Democratic upstate mayoral primary results

Insurgents show strength in Buffalo and Rochester while incumbent can declare victory in Albany.

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How New York repealed the ‘walking while trans’ law

Activist Kiara St. James, along with other activists and lawmakers, worked for years to end the discriminatory law.