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Rebecca C. Lewis

is deputy state politics reporter at City & State.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Big outside spending didn’t always buy success in NYC’s June primaries

Eric Adams may have gotten a lot of help from super PACs, but Kathryn Garcia was propelled by newspaper endorsements.

News & Politics

Politics

Why Cuomo and Adams need each other

The governor and the probable next mayor of New York City seem interested in maintaining an alliance. We’ll see how long it will last.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

‘She’s one of the brave ones.’ Yuh-Line Niou’s outspoken leadership style

She came to the Legislature as an insurgent, and she hasn’t lost that attitude.

Politics

Races to watch for potential come-from-behind victories

Several NYC primaries are close enough that a second-place finisher on election night could pull ahead.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Co-campaigning controversially comes to New York

Kathryn Garcia and Andrew Yang are utilizing an established ranked-choice campaign strategy.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Brooklyn judges compete for rare open Surrogate’s Court seat

Some view the election as a test for the Brooklyn Democratic Party’s power.

New York State

Politics

A timeline of Cuomo’s fight for political survival

It’s been a heck of a few months in state politics since a fateful Feb. 10 meeting between the governor’s aides and state lawmakers.

Energy & Environment

Politics

New York has a long road ahead to meet its climate goals

A new report from NYPIRG lays out where the state is now, and what still needs to happen to hit its climate benchmarks.

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New York State

Politics

Bills to watch in the final week of the 2021 legislative session

A lot of big proposals remain up in the air as June 10 approaches.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Ranked-choice voting education ramps into high gear

Advocates are confident their outreach efforts are working, while skeptics are preparing for the worst.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Why Lindsey Boylan spoke up

She calls coming forward the “most terrible” experience of her life, but has she finally brought change to Albany?

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

City Council District 37 race readies for a rematch

Darma Diaz won the Brooklyn seat last year unopposed, and now her then-opponents who were kicked off the ballot are looking for a round two.

Budget

Policy

Police funding returns as issue in NYC budget

The mayor doesn’t propose more cuts to the NYPD, but police reform activists still want them.

Donald Trump

Politics

Trump’s potential New York legal woes

The former president is the subject of several investigations in the Empire State.