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George Santos admits to lying about his resume in a series of interviews

There are still a handful of unanswered questions about the GOP Congress Member-Elect.

New York State

‘It’s on life support.’ Hochul’s chief judge pick faces existential opposition

A growing number of Democrats have expressed publicly that they will vote against Hector LaSalle, possibly pressuring the governor to appeal to Republicans.

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With asylum-seekers in the spotlight, mayor and council battle over city finances

New York City Council members responded with outrage over the mayor’s requests to fork over discretionary funding.

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Assembly committee hears evidence of Lester Chang’s residency

The newly elected Assembly member could be blocked from being seated over questions about his Brooklyn residency.

New York City

A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

With the jail complex’s incarcerated population forecasted to balloon in coming years, corrections department officials are casting doubt on closing in 2027

New York State

The 3 nominees progressives won’t tolerate on New York’s highest court

A coalition of dozens of activist and advocacy groups has united to promote three candidates, oppose another three candidates and reserve judgment on a seventh.

Heard Around Town

NYC Council ‘still waiting’ to see a plan on mayor’s plan for severe mental illness

Eric Adams and his team have been doing a media blitz, explaining and defending last week’s announcement.

Ask the Experts

Will Eric Adams’ mandate to involuntarily hospitalize mentally ill persons work?

Mental health professionals offered mixed reviews on the mandate which already has caused a backlash with advocates for persons suffering from mental illness.

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HIV advocates charge Hochul hasn’t delivered on promise to end AIDS epidemic in New York

A year has passed since the governor made a commitment to ending the sexually transmitted disease, and HIV advocacy groups are demanding action.

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New York State

Five big takeaways from the new Assembly draft map

While it’s been a long, bumpy road, the Independent Redistricting Commission’s new map is the beginning of the end to this year’s redistricting mess.

Heard Around Town

Peter Abbate is fundraising – but doesn’t think he’ll run again

The outgoing senator lost his Brooklyn seat to Lester Chang, who is facing residency questions from Assembly Democrats.

News & Politics

New York City agencies to involuntarily admit more severely mentally ill persons for evaluations

Mayor Eric Adams clarified Tuesday that people do not have to be a danger to themselves or others to receive help.

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.

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.

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.

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Richard Gottfried closes the book on more than half a century in office

The longest serving state legislator in New York talks about his 52 years in the Assembly as he readies for retirement