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Rebecca C. Lewis

is deputy state politics reporter at City & State.

This Week's Headline

Politics

Dueling redistricting maps and a crisis at Rikers

Rounding up the week’s political news.

New York State

Politics

State inspector general resigns

Letizia Tagliafierro has left the job without explanation amid criticisms over an ethics investigation

New York State

Policy

Takeaways from New York’s (competing!) redistricting draft maps

Failing to find common ground, the Independent Redistricting Commission released different plans along partisan lines.

New York State

Politics

Hochul sets new agenda for abortion rights in NY

It includes an education campaign, but no additional legislation yet.

Marijuana

Policy

Industrial hemp promises sustainable solutions for New York, but will anyone buy in?

The industry in its “innovation stage” is eyeing Gov. Kathy Hochul for support.

This Week's Headline

Politics

A new LG in town as storm recovery continues

Rounding up the week’s political news.

Energy & Environment

Policy

Will Kathy Hochul support a carbon tax?

Getting behind an effort that fell short last session could change the climate game in New York.

Marijuana

Policy

Hochul’s pot picks get the thumbs up

Former Assembly Member Tremaine Wright and cannabis advocate Christoper Alexander will oversee the new state program

New York State

Politics

The race to replace Brian Benjamin is on

A long list of candidates are interested in representing Harlem in the state Senate.

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New York State

Politics

6 things to know about the state’s new LG

Gov. Kathy Hochul has picked state Sen. Brian Benjamin to serve beside her in Albany

New York State

Politics

5 takeaways from Kathy Hochul’s first speech as governor

She laid out her priorities on mask mandates in schools, rent relief distribution and ethics reforms.

Politics

Politics

New York welcomes its first female governor

Political observers hope that Kathy Hochul will bring needed change to Albany in her historic role.

New York State

Politics

5 things to know about the new secretary to the governor

Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul has appointed Karen Persichilli Keogh as her top aide.

New York State

Politics

Will Kathy Hochul end the era of imperial governors?

After a century of growing executive control, New York’s first female governor is ready to collaborate.

New York State

Politics

The powers granted by Silver v. Pataki

While the governor has more control over the state budget, it’s still unclear where it becomes overreach.

Politics

Politics

Cuomo’s outstanding civil and criminal consequences

Even though he resigned, the governor may not get away scot-free.