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Politics

As Dems push abortion rights, state party takes hands-off approach to Equal Rights Amendment fight

Some advocates fear a repeat of 2021, when the state party failed to invest enough to promote controversial ballot initiatives.

New York City

Tensions between City Hall and the City Council spill into full view

Behind the scenes, both sides had their own explanations for whether an official invitation to testify was given to the Adams administration.

Politics

Danny O’Donnell endorses Eli Northrup to succeed him in Assembly

The longtime Assembly member is breaking from many Upper West Side political power brokers to endorse Northrup over opponent Micah Lasher.

Politics

Can Bowman get back in DSA’s good graces?

Three years after nearly expelling Rep. Jamaal Bowman, the socialist organization is considering whether to endorse him once again.

Heard Around Town

City Council District 2 candidate rakes in over $26k in donations

Community Board 3 Chair Andrea Gordillo is getting a head start in what promises to be a competitive primary for the open seat.

New York State

Poll: New Yorkers support Palestine protests – up to a point

The majority said they support peaceful demonstrations, but a majority also said campus protests went too far.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Who’s endorsing Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer?

Elected officials and prominent organizations are taking sides in one of the most-watched races of 2024.

Politics

How the state budget could protect New York Democrats in November

Provisions on affordable housing, retail theft, squatters and more may help respond to Republican attacks.

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New York State

Gov. Kathy Hochul hits new polling lows

A new Siena College poll shows New Yorkers aren’t happy with the governor, or congestion pricing.

New York State

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie: There’s light at the end of the budget tunnel

He offered a few new potential housing nuggets while expressing optimism that the final budget will come soon.

New York State

Hochul announces the framework of a budget deal

The spending plan isn’t done, but the governor took a victory lap after getting closer to an agreement with legislative leaders.

New York City

Adams, Hochul kick off National Action Network convention with praise for the Rev. Al Sharpton

The mayor burnished his activist credentials while the governor talked about budget priorities for Black families.

New York State

Exclusive: Bowman gets fundraising back on track in tough congressional primary

His seven-figure haul could provide a boost after a poll had him trailing by 17 points.

New York City

Who are the top NYPD officials posting controversial tweets?

In recent weeks, some NYPD leaders have used their department social media accounts to criticize journalists and a lawmaker.

Politics

NY League of Conservation Voters drops 2024 endorsement slate

Like human caused climate change, this group of 85 endorsees is pretty predictable.

New York State

Building trades ask state Legislature to step in on 421-a labor standards

Eight construction unions criticized REBNY’s proposal for a wage floor and urged lawmakers to take the lead on a compromise plan.