New York State

Five things to watch on redistricting in the coming days

The Independent Redistricting Commission is set to release draft congressional and state legislative district lines soon.

Bill de Blasio

Why de Blasio will run for governor … and why he won’t

What’s on the mayor’s mind as he plans his next move

New York State

The race to replace Brian Benjamin is on

A long list of candidates are interested in representing Harlem in the state Senate.

Albany Agenda

Lawmakers could return to Albany this week. Here’s what they want to get done.

We know what you’re thinking: Impeachment’s not the No. 1 priority.

This Week's Headline

A new governor in town and school plans coming into focus

Rounding up the week’s political news.

New York State

LG pick is the latest sign Hochul 2022 is up and running

An unexpected incumbent from Western New York is moving fast to position herself downstate.

New York State

6 things to know about the state’s new LG

Gov. Kathy Hochul has picked state Sen. Brian Benjamin to serve beside her in Albany

New York State

Hochul’s curious comments on gerrymandering

The new governor promised to change Albany politics before making a very interesting comment on redistricting.

New York State

Hochul picks Brian Benjamin for LG

The Harlem Democrat could help the new governor make inroads with downstate voters.


The Hochul tone debuts in Albany

‘Collaboration’ is the magic word as the new governor promises a new approach to policymaking.

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New York welcomes its first female governor

Political observers hope that Kathy Hochul will bring needed change to Albany in her historic role.

New York State

5 things to know about the new secretary to the governor

Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul has appointed Karen Persichilli Keogh as her top aide.

New York State

Will Kathy Hochul end the era of imperial governors?

After a century of growing executive control, New York’s first female governor is ready to collaborate.

New York State

The powers granted by Silver v. Pataki

While the governor has more control over the state budget, it’s still unclear where it becomes overreach.


Four months on, City Council flouting de Blasio’s return to offices

A continuation of remote work has kept some 700 employees out of sync with the mayor’s plan until now.

New York State

Who will Hochul pick as lieutenant governor?

She’s eyeing a downstate ally, but there are several interesting options.


Five years and a transformed New York

Trump’s 2016 presidential victory shocked his home state. We had no idea what we were in for.