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Adams and Hochul ARE ON GREAT TERMS OK

The mayor and the governor are presenting a united front, we get it.

Heard Around Town

Union leaders back Eric Adams’ bid for the DNC in NYC

In a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, labor leaders emphasized the importance of working class support for the Democratic Party.

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Can Kathy Hochul really sue the NY Senate over Hector LaSalle?

Suffice to say the words “absurdity” and “constitutional crisis” are being thrown around. A former chief judge says the governor has a case, but others aren’t so sure.

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NY Democrats reject Hector LaSalle

Dealing Gov. Kathy Hochul an unprecedented blow, the state Senate Judiciary Committee voted not to send the Court of Appeals nominee to the floor for a full vote.

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Examining Hector LaSalle’s complex judicial legacy

On the eve of his state Senate hearing, additional cases shed light on his philosophy.

Immigration

Adams on migrant crisis: NYC can’t do it alone

The New York City mayor pitched a “national czar” to better manage the influx of asylum-seekers at the southern border.

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Ahead of crucial hearing, Hochul pitches LaSalle

The governor tried to increase support for her chief judge pick as the month-long debate over his nomination culminates in a hearing on his fate.

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Exclusive: New York Assembly staff goes public with union effort

Employees in the Assembly are joining their state Senate colleagues to organize for better pay and hours.

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Heard Around Town

Pro-LaSalle ads tied to Tusk Strategies and … Delaware?

Citizens for Judicial Fairness, a group founded by employees of a Delaware-based translation company, is lending its website to “NY donors who want to see LaSalle given a fair hearing.”

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Former chief judge says LaSalle must have a floor vote

Jonathan Lippman cited 2013 precedent to argue that the full Senate is required to vote on all Court of Appeals nominees

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Andrew Yang, political outsiders, want to get rid of partisan primaries in NYC

Sal Albanese and others are gathering signatures for the Final Five Voting NYC campaign for a single open primary.

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Nassau Republicans call on George Santos to resign

“He is a stain on the House of Representatives,” said County Executive Bruce Blakeman.

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Takeaways from Hochul’s State of the State

The governor acknowledged New Yorkers’ struggles with mental health and announced the New York Housing Compact.

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Hochul projects amity – even as chief judge fight clouds start of session

The governor’s State of the State address in a packed Assembly chamber emphasized unity and collaboration – while protesters demonstrated behind security barriers.

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How partisan politics have changed the atmosphere of the New York City Council

Council members, once known for their reputation for getting along, have shown more partisanship and rancor over the past year.