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New York State

Schumer endorsed for reelection by like, every labor union

The U.S. Senate Majority Leader also has a substantial warchest, as a primary from AOC seems increasingly unlikely

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NYPD Detectives’ Union joins fight against Alvin Bragg

The Manhattan district attorney is the target of ongoing attacks by criminal justice reactionaries.

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Location of proposed Elizabeth Jennings Graham monument draws fire

Some argue the statue of the Black woman credited with ending segregated streetcars in New York City should be placed in Lower Manhattan because of its significance to her story.

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Hochul lays out her winter surge plan 2.0

The governor closed out 2021 with a new plan to combat COVID-19 that mainly consisted of continuing what the state has been doing.

New York City

The CCRB just got a little more powerful

A bill passed by the City Council will allow the police watchdog to initiate its own investigations.

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Hochul, de Blasio urge masks indoors amid concerns over omicron variant

The New York City Department of Health issued an advisory on Monday encouraging all businesses to require masks indoors.

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Suozzi emerges as big winner with SALT changes

The Long Island Democrat is among the moderates happy about reversing a controversial 2017 change to the federal tax code.

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Lawmakers, legal experts react to Rittenhouse not-guilty verdict

A jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on Friday on all five charges in the shooting of three men at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.

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March toward good cause eviction continues in Poughkeepsie

As statewide tenant organizers announce their legislative agenda, another upstate city approved new tenant protections.

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Tributes honor Colin Powell following retired general’s death

He was seen as an inspiration and “trailblazer” to many in New York’s political world.

NYPD

NYPD sex crimes division is still understaffed, council member says

Helen Rosenthal on what’s lacking within the unit where change is needed.

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Letitia James and the great non-campaign, campaign speech

The state attorney general won’t say if she’s running for governor, but a speech to business leaders sure sounded like she might

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Hochul says she is open to decriminalizing sex work

Advocates for two competing bills are vying for the new governor’s attention on the controversial issue.

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Food delivery workers won new protections in New York City. Can the state keep up?

The historic legislation guaranteed ride-hailing drivers and delivery workers minimum pay, but statewide reforms are harder to come by.

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NYC progressives fundraise for India Walton

Three upcoming events aim to help the Buffalo Democratic mayoral candidate build up her warchest.