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Rebecca C. Lewis

is deputy state politics reporter at City & State.

Health Care

Policy

Minnesota man who attended NYC anime event tests positive for the omicron variant

The new strain of the virus, which was first detected in the U.S. on Wednesday, has still not been found in any New Yorkers.

News & Politics

Politics

Hochul, de Blasio urge masks indoors amid concerns over omicron variant

The New York City Department of Health issued an advisory on Monday encouraging all businesses to require masks indoors.

New York State

Politics

FAQ: all the Cuomo investigations

The former gov is facing probes at the county, state and federal level. Here’s the breakdown.

Politics

Assembly investigation: Cuomo began planning his lucrative book just days into the COVID-19 pandemic

Investigators also found the ex-governor sexually harassed staff, hid nursing home data and used state resources for personal gain.

New York State

Politics

New York City’s suburbs are moving in opposite directions

Westchester Democrats were largely unscathed in the November election, but Long Island Dems got walloped.

News & Politics

Politics

March toward good cause eviction continues in Poughkeepsie

As statewide tenant organizers announce their legislative agenda, another upstate city approved new tenant protections.

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Politics

Politics

Hochul adds more Latinos to her administration

The governor is diversifying her Cabinet and appealing to key constituencies in her bid for a full term.

Politics

Politics

Who had a better Somos: Letitia James or Gov. Kathy Hochul?

Both 2022 candidates for New York governor made appearances, but state Attorney General Letitia James consistently got there earlier and stayed later, building momentum for her bid.

New York State

Politics

New York Democrats process 2021 losses at Somos

Between mojitos, elected officials discussed divergent visions for the Democratic party going into 2022.

New York State

Politics

Hochul: “I’m not giving a straight answer on that”

Gov. Kathy Hochul dodges, sidesteps and avoids direct questions about hot-topic issues in a one-on-one interview with City & State.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Laura Curran appeals to the center-right for reelection

If she loses, it might be because Democrats were apathetic to the Nassau County executive.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

New York’s election-related ballot questions are stirring up some debate

Voters will decide whether to change the redistricting process again and whether to allow people to register to vote on Election Day among other questions.