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Rebecca C. Lewis

is deputy state politics reporter at City & State.

New York State

Policy

New York lawmakers address abortion, gun restrictions during sleep-deprived extraordinary session

The Legislature took steps toward amending the state constitution to protect abortion rights and enacting adjusted gun restrictions after two pivotal Supreme Court rulings.

Politics

Hochul, Delgado look ahead to general election after primary victory

They’ll take on Lee Zeldin and Alison Esposito in an election sure to be dominated by national issues

Politics

Hochul and Delgado hit Upper Manhattan

The duo spent their last hours of the primary campaign in Harlem and Washington Heights.

Politics

Politics

Sparks fly at New York GOP primary debate for governor

Rep. Lee Zeldin and Harry Wilson attacked each other while an unexpected candidate tried to keep the forum on topic.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Real estate campaign cash causes clash in west side Assembly race

Two candidates running for the 75th Assembly District are calling on fellow candidate Layla Law-Gisiko to return contributions from a billionaire mogul.

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New York State

Politics

How Kathy Hochul won her first legislative session

The governor checked off nearly all the goals from her January State of the State address.

New York State

Politics

Hochul on the defensive, but largely unscathed in her first debate

The governor fought off attacks from her opponents while highlighting the achievements from her short time in office.

New York State

Policy

Here’s some of the major legislation New York passed in the end of the legislative session

After addressing abortion, cryptocurrency and guns, members of the state Senate and Assembly now must shift gears to prepare for elections.

gun control

Policy

Hochul signs gun laws at the start of a tough election cycle for Democrats

Officials from across the state attended the bill signing that served as much as a rallying cry as an earnest attempt to prevent future shootings.

Personality

Here are New York’s most disruptive critters

The end-of-session black bear isn’t New York’s only political animal.

Housing

Policy

Legislators poised to let 421-a expire

With only three days left in the scheduled legislative session remaining, it appears the controversial tax break to incentivize developers to build affordable housing won’t have a replacement this year.