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Grace Segers

is City & State’s digital reporter. She writes daily content on New York City and New York state politics.

New York State Senate

Personality

Updated: Ex-state Sen. Marty Golden’s brushes with controversy

Brooklyn Republican state Sen. Marty Golden's campaign office manager approved the controversial appearance of outspoken misogynist and Islamophobic pundit and activist Gavin McInnes at a Manhattan Republican club.

New York City

Politics

The history of women’s representation in New York

From suffragettes to Congress, a timeline of women in New York politics.

New York

Personality

Not just Trump: New Yorkers in the White House

For President's Day, we look at presidents from New York.

Eric Schneiderman

Personality

A timeline of Schneiderman's public feminism, private allegations

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman led on women’s issues while his ex-girlfriends say he was beating them.

Andrew Cuomo

Politics

Updated: A guide to Cuomo’s 2018 challengers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo still faces a handful of opponents in his 2018 reelection bid.

Cynthia Nixon

Politics

‘Fraught with danger’: Why Cuomo might want to avoid a debate

Nixon and Teachout want debates. Frontrunners have little incentive.

Politics

John Liu on why taking on state Sen. Tony Avella is different this time

John Liu, the first Asian-American citywide elected official who served as New York City comptroller before becoming embroiled in a fundraising scandal, is attempting a political comeback. After losing both his 2013 bid for mayor and 2014 run for state Senate, he is making a second run for the 11th Senate District.

Zephyr Teachout

Politics

Zephyr Teachout has a plausible path to victory

Two months after former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned over allegations of abusing multiple women, and roughly two months before the statewide primary elections, the Democratic race to replace him is taking shape.

Preet Bharara

Politics

Dean and Adam Skelos found guilty again

Former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, were found guilty on federal corruption charges for the second time on Tuesday.

Ruben Diaz Sr.

Politics

'What you should know' about Rubén Díaz Sr.’s bizarre column

Diaz’s penchant for writing political missives using his government email address has gotten him into hot water recently. On Monday, the city Council’s Committee on Standards and Ethics held a hearing about Díaz’s alleged use of government email to send political messages to staffers and colleagues.

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Andrew Cuomo

Politics

Statewide candidates vie for most signatures, small donors

Here are the numbers of petitions and fundraising counts for prominent candidates running for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

Peter King

Politics

NY Republicans can't seem to agree on Helsinki summit

Several New York House Republicans pushed back against President Donald Trump’s seeming acceptance of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rejection of allegations of election meddling.

Joe Crowley

Politics

The small but growing anti-Pelosi movement in New York

Outgoing Rep. Joseph Crowley isn’t the only New York House member or candidate who has expressed wariness about a potential Nancy Pelosi speakership.

Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in her own words

In the latest media assessment of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the likely next congresswoman from the 14th Congressional District, her background is explored just as deeply as her progressive ideas.

Zephyr Teachout

Politics

Ocasio-Cortez endorses Teachout for attorney general

Many female politicians have chosen to have events in front of the Fearless Girl statue in lower Manhattan, including Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. State attorney general hopeful Zephyr Teachout, however, chose to be endorsed by current political “it” girl Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a few feet away, in front of the Charging Bull statue.

Andrew Cuomo

Policy

Ignore that Buffalo Billion conviction. We're legalizing pot!

The New York state Health Department officially recommended legalizing marijuana the day after Alain Kaloyeros, a former top economic development official, was convicted of corruption.

Joe Crowley

Politics

Ocasio-Cortez is still claiming Crowley will sabotage her election

The congressman refuses to vacate the Working Families Party line, despite the party's request

Andrew Cuomo

Policy

What happens in New York if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade?

If Roe v. Wade were fully overturned, a 1970 New York law legalizing abortion would still be on the books. However, critics argue that it is out of date, as it restricts the time frame in which women can terminate a pregnancy and only allows a late-term abortion if a woman’s life is at risk.

Politics

Do gubernatorial candidates’ teams reflect New York’s diversity?

Despite a list of candidates not necessarily representative of New York’s population, gubernatorial hopefuls are trying to ensure diversity in their campaign staff.