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Sara Dorn

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gun control

Policy

What have New York lawmakers done to prevent gun violence this year?

State legislators, along with Gov. Kathy Hochul, have responded to mass shootings and the proliferation of illegal guns by introducing a variety of gun control policies and proposals.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Antonio Delgado’s swearing in sets up a messy election schedule

The special election to fill his seat representing the 19th Congressional District will likely be held on Aug. 23.

Politics

Where do the District 10 congressional candidates stand? We asked some experts

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Mondaire Jones and Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou are the most prominent candidates, so far.

New York City

Policy

Two years after George Floyd’s murder, where have all the police reforms gone?

The NYPD budget has been restored, anti-crime units reinstated, disciplinary records have been withheld and few officers have been punished for aggression toward protesters.

Politics

Politics

Final congressional and state Senate maps still bring political upheaval

The court released district lines with a number of big changes and plenty of chaos for Democrats.

New York City

Politics

Another day of contradictory remarks from Eric Adams – this time on crime

Adams made the inaccurate statement in a Thursday interview on FOX 5 that he has “never witnessed crime at this level,” only to deny making the claim hours later.

News & Politics

Politics

New York City Department of Correction reveals plan to save Rikers from fed takeover

The federal monitor overseeing the jail system suggested the report may be enough to stave off the federal receivership threatened last month.

Policy

Policy

Police could have used New York’s Red Flag law to stop the Buffalo shooting suspect

New York State Police said they did not file for a protection order under the law after they were called to the accused shooter’s school, where they reportedly investigated a “murder-suicide” threat he made.

New York State

Politics

Draft house maps released by special master

The map seems to spell bad news for New York Democrats, who could have more competitive general elections than ever.

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New York State

Politics

Judge upholds Assembly lines in redistricting challenge, June primary to proceed

Steuben County Judge Patrick McAllister ruled on Wednesday that there was not enough time to redraw the Assembly lines ahead of the scheduled primary election date.

Criminal justice

Policy

Death of Rikers inmate comes as Adams faces growing concern over jail plan

The New York City mayor was criticized on Friday for visiting the jail without meeting inmates. A day later, one died.

Policy

COVID-19 numbers ticking up in New York

The state’s positivity rate has steadily climbed since early March, when the omicron BA.2 subvariant was detected.

New York State

Policy

Special master hears arguments in redistricting case

Lawyers for the GOP-backed plaintiffs in the case, along with attorneys for Democratic state leaders, attacked each other’s proposed maps in the Friday hearing.

New York City

Politics

What New York City Mayor Eric Adams missed while on his extended trip to Los Angeles

The mayor had a packed day of press events that were abruptly canceled on Thursday morning after his flight out of LAX was delayed.

New York City

Politics

NYC voters unimpressed by Eric Adams’ handling of crime: poll

The mayor’s approval rating on crime declined from 49% in February to 37% by the end of April.

New York State

Policy

New York AG Letitia James seeks NRA babysitter

The request comes after the court refused her office’s demand to dismantle the organization for alleged rampant misuse of funds.