New York State

New York State

Assembly Member Anna Kelles talks about how the cryptomining moratorium victory came together

Late pressure from small-business groups and the bill’s narrow scope led to it getting signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Policy

Post-election, it’s veto season for Kathy Hochul

The New York governor has vetoed 39 bills aimed at creating commissions and task forces because of their financial impact.

News & Politics

Lucy Lang: A criminal justice reformer on her first year as state inspector general

The state IG wants the public to be more aware of the work her office is doing and she’s taking the steps to make it happen.

Heard Around Town

Advocates expect Hochul to sign bitcoin mining moratorium

Assembly Member Anna Kelles does not expect chapter amendments that would alter the proposed moratorium on proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining.

New York State

Speculation continues about who could replace Jay Jacobs

At an informal meeting, state Democratic Committee members floated state Sen. Jessica Ramos' name - and Rep. Adriano Espaillat is in the mix too, sources say.

Exit interviews

Mathylde Frontus has never been able to take her seat for granted

The two-term Brooklyn Assembly member narrowly lost to Republican Alec Brook-Krasny in this year’s election.

New York State

More than a third of NY’s congressional delegation won’t be returning in 2023. Is that bad for the state?

The loss of 10 incumbents to redistricting and retirement means New York is losing some influential representatives, but there’s power to gain too.

Politics

New York budget director to leave for new gig in Puerto Rico

Robert Mujica is trading in his fiscal responsibilities in New York in favor of financial oversight of Puerto Rico

Politics

Jay Jacobs responds with letter signed by over 40 county chairs

His support among the upper ranks of the state Democratic Party lacks three county chairs in New York City.

Interviews & Profiles

Alessandra Biaggi gave up her state Senate seat. She has no regrets.

After an unsuccessful run for Congress, Biaggi will attend Harvard Divinity School. Will she run for office again? “Probably yes.”

Politics

After a surprising midterm in New York, both parties consider leadership changes

Rep. Lee Zeldin is being courted for a national Republican Party role, while state Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs is fighting to keep his job, and DCC Chair Sean Patrick Maloney lost his seat.

Personality

Women at the helm of New York City’s uniformed agencies

The first female commissioner of the Department of Correction was also the first woman to head a major city agency in 1914.

Personality

State Senator-elect Jack Martins on why Long Island went red

The Republican who unseated state Sen. Anna Kaplan said his perspective on many things has shifted since he last worked in Albany.

2022 general election

Sean Patrick Maloney’s long fall

After a controversial decision to seek reelection in the 17th Congressional district, the DCCC chair will end his decade in Congress.

Elections

Kathy Hochul ekes out a victory in the closest governor’s race in decades

The incumbent Democrat narrowly fended off a challenge from Republican Lee Zeldin

2022 general election

2022 New York state legislative general election results

After a chaotic redistricting process, Republicans have their sights set on gaining seats in the Democratic-controlled state Legislature.