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Rebecca C. Lewis

is the senior state politics reporter at City & State New York.

News & Politics

Politics

Burgos abruptly announces resignation, effective immediately

The Bronx Democratic Party is already lining up a successor to the South Bronx lawmaker.

News & Politics

Politics

Hochul again puts up impressive fundraising numbers

No one has announced a challenge to the incumbent governor, but anyone thinking about it has a long way to go in terms of the money game

Albany Agenda

Politics

Hochul denounces political violence after Trump assassination attempt

The governor called the shooting “disgusting” but did not back off her political criticisms of the former president.

Kathy Hochul

Politics

What does 2026 hold for Kathy Hochul?

Most governors win their second election if they choose to run. With some potential challengers already waiting in the wings, Hochul says she’s prepping.

News & Politics

Politics

National Democratic group spotlights state Senate campaigns

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee will offer its support to state Sens. Lea Webb and Iwen Chu

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

In split with Hochul, Delgado calls on Biden to drop out

Gov. Kathy Hochul has been one of Biden’s staunchest defenders, but Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado wants him to end his presidential campaign.

Politics

Politics

Hochul says she will run for reelection in 2026

The governor also suggested that she will not replace Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado on the ticket.

Protests

Politics

Democratic lawmakers and civil rights groups push for mask ban

The NAACP New York Conference, ADL and other groups are backing a mask ban introduced by Assembly Member Jeff Dinowitz.

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Jeffries adviser denies proxy war with DSA’s Brisport

André Richardson suggested that socialist state Sen. Jabari Brisport would lose reelection in 2026, before claiming that the House minority leader never thinks about him.

Politics

Politics

Progressive state lawmakers prevail in primaries, while progressive insurgents struggle

The WFP and DSA succeeded in protecting their incumbents, but largely failed to unseat more moderate lawmakers.

New York State

Politics

2024 New York state Senate and Assembly primary election results

Incumbents on all sides of the Democratic Party are on the defensive from competitive challengers.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

The super PACs spending in this year’s legislative Democratic primaries

Charter school and real estate interests are spending big to influence key races involving the DSA and WFP

News & Politics

Politics

Jay Jacobs donates to Assembly Member Taylor Darling’s primary opponent

The head of the state Democratic Party donated $5,000 to Nassau County Legislator Siela Bynoe, who is running against Darling in a race to replace state Sen. Kevin Thomas.

News & Politics

Politics

Poll: Voters dislike both congestion pricing and Hochul

The governor’s favorability rating continues to fall, even though many New Yorkers support her decision to pause congestion pricing.

Albany Agenda

Policy

The bills that passed and failed to pass in the last week of session

Landmark new social media regulations for kids passed the Legislature, but the NY HEAT Act didn’t make it past the finish line.

Policy

Policy

MTA confirms congestion pricing won’t go into effect on June 30

Lawmakers have not found an alternative source of funding for the MTA, and the agency said it will have to cut programs if the governor doesn’t let congestion pricing go into effect.