Heard Around Town

Politics

Jim Owles tells Hochul not to pick gay conservative judge to replace DiFiore

The political club urged against picking Anthony Cannataro to replace the retired chief judge because of his track record on court decisions impacting LGBTQ New Yorkers.

New York State

Policy

Hundreds of bills from last session still await Kathy Hochul’s signature. Here are some of the major ones.

The state Legislature wrapped in June with a deluge of influential bills passed. With an election coming up in November, here are some Hochul has yet to sign off on.

New York State

Politics

New York legislative staffers optimistic about union

After going public with their campaign in July, organizers say momentum has continued to grow.

Policy

Policy

With inflation soaring, some lawmakers want to hike New York’s minimum wage rates next year

They also want to follow the lead of 16 states who annually index their minimum wage to inflation to keep up with the cost of living.

Policy

Policy

Buffalo Starbucks workers say the company illegally fired them. Will a conservative federal judge agree?

A pending labor case in Western New York could tip the scales for the Starbucks union after a recent victory in Tennessee.

New York State

Politics

A toss-up looms in the changing 19th Congressional District

The swing district broke against Republican Marc Molinaro in the special election, but new lines and a lower-profile opponent could change the outcome.

Politics

Politics

New York’s special elections give national Democrats renewed hope

Republican Joe Sempolinski pulled off a relatively narrow win in the Southern Tier, while Democrat Pat Ryan beat the odds in the 19th District.

Politics

Personality

Robert Jackson gets to gloat now

The state Senate incumbent decisively defeated a moderate challenger backed by Rep. Adriano Espaillat and charter school PAC money.

2022 congressional primaries

Politics

Hochul doubles down on telling GOP candidates to leave New York

The governor spent the final night before primary day stumping for Pat Ryan in a competition that is seen as a bellwether for whether Democrats will maintain control of the House.

2022 congressional primaries

Politics

2022 New York congressional primary election results

Dan Goldman wins close Democratic primary in the 10th District and Democrat Pat Ryan triumphs in closely watched Hudson Valley special election.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Tracking the contested state Senate primary races in New York

At least seven Democratic incumbents are facing primary challenges, and competitive races are underway for open seats in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Power List

Power Lists

Top 60 New York State Lobbyists 2022

The leading government relations firms in the state, ranked by 2021 revenue.

New York State

Politics

Kathy Hochul is looking comfortable on her anniversary as governor

She has had eye-popping fundraising, a landslide primary victory and a huge budget full of wins.

News & Politics

Politics

Progressive groups tell Hochul next chief judge must not be former prosecutor

More than 100 organizations, including the Working Families Party and UAW, signed a letter urging the governor to choose someone who will reverse the Court of Appeals’ rightward drift.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

After a rough June primary in New York, insurgent progressive candidates are doubling down

Following up with voters and preemptive defense from attack ads – not moderating leftist views – are part of the strategy.

2022 congressional primaries

Politics

In Lee Zeldin’s congressional district, GOP candidates attack each other as ‘insiders’

The open Long Island seat has swung both ways, and Republican candidates are erring on the righter side of things.

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