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Candace Pedraza

New York State

Politics

5 things to know about Amazon and New York’s fraught history

The online retail behemoth and the Empire State had clashed long before workers voted to unionize at a Staten Island Amazon facility on Friday.

Energy & Environment

Policy

How do you plant more trees in New York City? Give them away

In Canarsie, tree saplings were available for residents to grab and go plant in their own backyard ahead of Earth Day.

New York State

Politics

Brian Benjamin’s ethical controversies

The lieutenant governor has been accused of stretching the rules as a state senator and candidate for New York City comptroller.

Budget

Policy

What did Eric Adams get in the state budget?

Some bail changes and an enhanced Earned Income Tax Credit are in the budget. Mayoral control and an increased borrowing authority are not.

New York City

Politics

Assembly votes to let Brad Lander stay in office

The New York City comptroller incorrectly filed a surety bond after being sworn into office, making him technically ineligible to serve without state legislative action.

Housing

Policy

11 New York Congress members throw their support behind ‘good cause’ eviction bill

The lawmakers lauded the bill, which would limit rent increases and aims to prevent “unreasonable” evictions.

Coronavirus

Policy

How does at-home testing impact COVID-19 data in New York?

While at-home tests can detect variants of the coronavirus, health officials are not officially tracking their results.

New York City

Politics

Ashwin Vasan takes over as NYC’s health commissioner

Dr. Dave Chokshi is leaving the post and taking his beloved TV presence with him.

New York State

Policy

Passage of Antilynching Act recalls New York’s ugly history

With the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, murders like those committed in New York’s 1863 draft riots would be classified as federal hate crimes.

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Policy

Policy

State Senate passes protections for victims of sexual harassment

The bills include language to close loopholes that protect public employers from lawsuits and extend statute of limitations for reporting violations.

Personality

Personality

State Senate candidate Iwen Chu on what Asian representation means for District 27

The South Brooklyn district is newly drawn with a plurality of Asian American voters. Chu says she’s got the perspective to represent them.

New York State

Politics

Five things to know about Kimberly Hill

The new Chief Disability Officer will aim to tackle issues of employment and equitable opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities.

Ask the Experts

Policy

How can New Yorkers return to the office safely?

Workplace health experts weighed in on the best practices companies should be taking to protect in-person employees.

New York City

Politics

Original community plan proposed in last ditch effort to save NYC’s East River Park

With a restraining order against the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project overruled, demolition is proceeding.