New York State

Politics

So, about that Cuomo impeachment report

New York Assembly members are in the dark about exactly when the public will get to review their chamber’s investigation – or lack thereof.

Policy

Redistricting is on the ballot again in November. Here’s what voters will be considering.

A ballot amendment would change the state constitution and tweak the redistricting process.

Interviews & Profiles

Karines Reyes on powering up the NY Hero Act

In a Q&A, the Assembly member talked about how much easier it’s been to work with Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Policy

Hundreds of bills await Hochul’s signature. Here are 10 that will help define her leadership early on.

Which bills the new governor approves – and which she vetoes – will tell us how serious she is about climate change, government transparency and more.

Interviews & Profiles

India Walton still has a general election to win, and Buffalo’s elite aren’t making it easy

Byron Brown will not be on the ballot, but not for lack of pulling strings.

Power 100

The Western New York Power 100

The movers and shakers in Buffalo, Rochester and the surrounding region.

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Dueling redistricting maps and a crisis at Rikers

Rounding up the week’s political news.

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State inspector general resigns

Letizia Tagliafierro has left the job without explanation amid criticisms over an ethics investigation

Policy

The Buffalo Bills owners want a new stadium, and taxpayers might help them pay for it

The NFL team is a Western New York treasure, and critics say the owners are exploiting that to help pay for the $1.4 billion project.

Labor

The worker shortages plaguing the public sector

There are a variety of reasons New York is struggling to maintain essential services.

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

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

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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.

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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.