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Albany Agenda

Tenant advocates warn against watering down ‘good cause’ law

A coalition of upstate tenants, labor unions and community organizations are telling legislative leaders that “good cause” eviction must apply statewide.

Heard Around Town

Myrie delivers stump speech, but isn’t running for mayor (yet)

The state senator’s comments, made while participating on a Caucus Weekend panel, came in response to a question on whether he’s considering a run.

News & Politics

Hochul apologizes for joke about Israel-Hamas war

The governor had suggested that if Canada ever attacked Buffalo, the U.S. would naturally respond by destroying the entire nation of Canada.

News & Politics

Jeffries blasts latest redistricting proposal

The House Minority Leader criticized the new congressional map released to lawmakers this week, suggesting that it unconstitutionally benefits Republican Rep. Marc Molinaro.

News & Politics

IRC releases new congressional maps with few changes

The state Legislature will now vote on whether to accept the new maps or reject them and draw their own.

Albany Agenda

Absolutely everyone is claiming responsibility for Tom Suozzi’s victory

Labor unions, the governor, progressives and national political action committees are all saying they were instrumental in flipping the seat.

2024 New York congressional battleground

2024 New York 3rd Congressional District special election results

Former Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi is heading back to Congress after defeating Republican candidate Mazi Melesa Pilip.

2024 New York congressional battleground

2024 Bronx Assembly district special election results

Democratic attorney Landon Dais defeated Republican Norman McGill in the race to replace former Assembly Member Latoya Joyner.

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Bowman threatens defamation lawsuit after Latimer says he takes ‘money from Hamas’

At a black history event this weekend, Westchester County Executive George Latimer baselessly accused Bowman of “taking money from Hamas.”

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Albany Agenda

New York state Legislature 2024 races to watch

Here are some of the challenges, swing districts and open seats to keep an eye on.

News & Politics

How Somos found its way to the Dominican Republic

Assembly Member Karines Reyes talks to City & State about why she pushed to have the annual conference go beyond Puerto Rico.

Albany Agenda

The Democratic establishment is coming for another socialist lawmaker upstate

Socialist Assembly Member Sarahana Shrestha unseated Kevin Cahill in 2022. Now his former chief of staff is primarying her.

News & Politics

Rental housing vacancies in NYC hit historic low amid affordability crunch

The number of available apartments to rent in the five boroughs dropped to 1.4% of the total housing stock, the lowest since 1968.

Criminal Justice

Bragg and Adams announce charges in Times Square attack

“The only thing worse than failing to bring perpetrators to justice would be to ensnare innocent people in the criminal justice system,” Bragg said of his “meticulous” investigation.

Housing

Council authorizes lawsuit over CityFHEPS housing voucher expansion

Speaker Adrienne Adams said it’s now a wait-and-see over whether the Adams administration will comply with new law before a decision is made to take legal action.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Suozzi and Pilip ready for debate in NY-3

A Siena College/Newsday poll released this morning showed Suozzi with just a four-point lead, within the poll’s margin of error.