New York State

News & Politics

Biden visits Buffalo after mass shooting to comfort a grief-stricken city

The president called the attack “domestic terrorism” in a speech and met with the families of the victims.

Policy

Police could have used New York’s Red Flag law to stop the Buffalo shooting suspect

New York State Police said they did not file for a protection order under the law after they were called to the accused shooter’s school, where they reportedly investigated a “murder-suicide” threat he made.

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New York lawmakers mourn Buffalo mass shooting deaths, demand action on white supremacy

State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said that any GOP official who perpetuates the racist ideology that apparently fueled the shooter is not fit to serve.

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Draft house maps released by special master

The map seems to spell bad news for New York Democrats, who could have more competitive general elections than ever.

Criminal justice

Debating the impacts of bail reform

State Sen. Michael Gianaris, Assembly Member Latrice Walker and former Queens prosecutor James Quinn discussed law changes at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Friday.

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What could still get passed in the New York legislative session?

Protections for tenants, survivors of sexual assault and formerly incarcerated people are all being considered. Eric Adams’ control of New York City schools also hangs in the balance.

Opinion

Opinion: Is it 1994 again?

History usually repeats itself and recent polling in New York state points to a worsening political climate for Democrats, including Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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Voting rights legislation advances in New York

Lawmakers want to expand language access and create a statewide election database among other reforms.

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Judge upholds Assembly lines in redistricting challenge, June primary to proceed

Steuben County Judge Patrick McAllister ruled on Wednesday that there was not enough time to redraw the Assembly lines ahead of the scheduled primary election date.

Labor

New York construction industry ‘flaggers’ allege rampant wage theft

Black and Latino nonunion flaggers on public construction projects report being paid just a third of wages they’re legally entitled to.

abortion

Hochul dedicates $35 million in state money for abortion access

As the Supreme Court moves toward reversing Roe v. Wade, the governor is working to make New York an access state.

abortion

Letitia James backs proposed abortion care grant program

New legislation would enable the state to give more funds to abortion providers to expand access in the aftermath of the expected Roe v. Wade reversal.

Campaigns & Elections

Which Democrats are running for lieutenant governor?

A multi-candidate field is taking shape ahead of the June primary election.

News & Politics

New York’s once-booming oil industry and the risky wells it left behind

Western New York towns were built around oil production. Now, they’re grappling with the remnants of a declining industry.

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Special master hears arguments in redistricting case

Lawyers for the GOP-backed plaintiffs in the case, along with attorneys for Democratic state leaders, attacked each other’s proposed maps in the Friday hearing.

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Hochul campaign centers abortion issue

The state’s first female governor has promised to be a protector of abortion rights as Roe v. Wade is on track to be overturned.