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Sara Dorn

Breaking news reporter

Politics

Politics

Is Chris Cuomo doomed?

A women’s advocacy group joined the chorus of lawmakers and Cuomo accusers calling for the network to oust the veteran anchor after he tried to help downplay sexual harassment claims against his brother.

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.

Politics

Politics

Ex-Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa details efforts to combat Cuomo’s unraveling

DeRosa’s account of her time in the executive chamber was made public on Monday after state Attorney General Letitia James’ office released a transcript of her eight-hour interview with investigators.

New York State

Politics

Rittenhouse verdict was a victory for gun advocates. Their next fight is in New York.

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether New York’s restrictions on concealed carry gun permits are constitutional.

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.

News & Politics

Politics

Lawmakers, legal experts react to Rittenhouse not-guilty verdict

A jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on Friday on all five charges in the shooting of three men at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.

Politics

Politics

Cuomo’s lawyer asks James to recuse herself from probes

The ex-governor’s attorney Rita Glavin said the state Attorney General ‘forced’ Cuomo’s resignation.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

The Democrats wanting to replace Letitia James as New York Attorney General

Zephyr Teachout is officially running for state attorney general, while Andrew Cuomo is reportedly among many Democrats mulling entry in the 2022 primary.

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Transportation

Policy

MTA officials said balancing the budget could require fare hikes next year

A new financial forecast predicts ugly choices ahead for an agency struggling to get through the pandemic.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Analysis: Jumaane Williams shifts dynamics in governor’s race

Williams is courting voters on Hochul’s turf and threatening James’ turnout in all-important Brooklyn.

Health Care

Policy

All adult New Yorkers now eligible to receive COVID-19 booster shot

City health officials made the announcement Monday as cases have ticked up slightly and are expected to continue increasing over the holidays.

Transportation

Policy

Transit advocates call on MTA to nix proposed 2023 service cuts

New York secured $11 billion in federal aid this week, after reaching an agreement with New Jersey and Connecticut to divide approximately $14 billion in COVID relief money.

Housing

Policy

New York requests nearly $1 billion in additional Emergency Rental Assistance funds

The request comes as the state has spent nearly all of the $2.4 billion in funds that it initially received.

New York State

Politics

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown faces backlash after winning write-in campaign

Progressives say the movement to oust Brown from the Democratic National Committee serves as a warning to the establishment.

Andrew Cuomo

Politics

AG James releases hundreds of pages of transcripts, evidence in Cuomo sexual harassment probe

The documents were published Wednesday on James’ website and include the former governor's interview with investigators.

Andrew Cuomo

Politics

Albany sheriff is accused of mishandling Cuomo probe

Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s lawyer called for an independent investigation into allegations that County Sheriff Craig Apple leaked grand jury information.

New York State

Policy

Several NY Reps. defected from their parties to pass $1 trillion infrastructure deal

Four House Republicans and two Democrats from the Empire State were among 19 lawmakers who crossed party lines in historic infrastructure vote.