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And… the New York City redistricting process has also devolved

The city Districting Commission voted to reject the latest draft maps, throwing the process into disarray.

New York State

Letitia James is Democrats’ new hero

The state Attorney General’s lawsuit against former President Donald Trump boosts her national profile as she vies for re-election.

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New York State Police deployed to Puerto Rico to help with Hurricane Fiona recovery

Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday 100 troopers were on their way to the island to assist with cleanup efforts.

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New York City’s municipal staffing problems are real

Mayor’s report shows staff declines at several major agencies, pointing to challenges in managing city jails and developing affordable housing.

New York City

NYC deputy mayor paints a dire picture of city’s labor market in keynote speech

Sheena Wright said that “economic mobility for people of color who are low income” will solve the city’s public safety issues.

New York State

How Gov. Kathy Hochul has benefited from the projects of her predecessor

Andrew Cuomo left a few flashy transit projects just shy of completion, allowing Hochul to coast through the ribbon-cuttings.

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21 in ‘21 rebrands as The New Majority NYC, with 31 women on the City Council

The new name comes with a summary report looking at the confluence of factors that led to so many women being elected last year.

New York City

How Rep. Adriano Espaillat built the Squadriano

It was never going to be easy for the nation’s leading Dominican elected official.

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Zeldin closes in on Hochul in poll that also includes … a candidate not on the ballot?

A much-discussed Trafalgar Group poll asked likely voters about Libertarian candidate Larry Sharpe.

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John Zaccaro Jr. likely heading to the Assembly after county committee nod

The chief of staff to New York City Council Member Rafael Salamanca is expected to succeed Assembly Member Nathalia Fernandez in the Bronx.

New York City

A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

Construction began this week on the Tombs in Chinatown, one of the proposed locations for borough-based jails that would replace Rikers.

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National Democrats look to Robert Zimmerman’s House race against an “insurrectionist”

The 3rd Congressional District contest versus George Santos was moved into the DCCC’s “Red to Blue” program

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Lobbyists navigate a more civil yet nuanced landscape in Albany

A more receptive governor’s office and a solidly progressive state Senate have created new opportunities.