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Senate Set to Approve Over $50B to Expand Semiconductor Production

Mayors and local leaders hope the subsidies will create more than 1 million jobs nationwide over six years.

Heard Around Town

Women make up 95% of campaign donors to Andrew Cuomo

The former governor still has defenders giving to his campaign account – and very few of them seem to be men

Heard Around Town

Aside from Claudia Tenney, New York reps vote to codify same-sex marriage rights

Forty-seven GOP lawmakers voted to recognize marriage equality, including all but one New York Republican.

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New York state Senate staffers announce unionization effort

About 10% of the 700-some Senate staffers have officially joined the organizing efforts for the New York State Legislative Workers Union.

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Districting Commission releases draft of New York City Council maps

“Preliminary” was the key word as commissioners proposed a shakeup in southern Brooklyn and other changes in new draft City Council maps.

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Hochul and Adams shift away from fearful gun violence rhetoric

Both have recently attributed their anti-gun violence efforts to a decrease in shootings, but stats show gun crimes continue to exceed pre-pandemic levels.

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Eric Adams said he has only been to his ‘secret’ office four times

Adams downplayed a report released Wednesday revealing he has another office in a high-rise building just blocks from City Hall.

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New York’s true two-person race for governor

The WFP has replaced Jumaane Williams with Gov. Kathy Hochul on the ballot, removing the last true third party candidate from the November election

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How does redistricting work in New York City?

Buckle up for another round of legislative map re-drawing, this time for New York City’s 51 Council districts.

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Another Staten Island secession task force bill, really?

New York City Council Member Joe Borelli wants to explore making the borough a city again after his last attempt failed.

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New York lawmakers rage in wake of Supreme Court’s ‘abhorrent’ reversal of Roe v. Wade

Officials vowed to uphold New York laws protecting the right to an abortion, saying the state would remain a ‘safe haven’ for out-of-state abortion seekers.

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Here are some of the New York candidates hoping to launch a political comeback in 2022

“There’s still a pull.” Multiple familiar faces are hoping to revive their careers as elected officials.