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Zach Williams

is senior state politics reporter at City & State.

Politics

Politics

Prominent New York Democrats who have not endorsed India Walton

The Democratic mayoral nominee in Buffalo is not getting support from powerbrokers in her own party.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Who are the Democrats running for New York governor in 2022?

Some political notables have better chances than others at beating incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul next year.

Heard Around Town

Personality

Why is Gov. Kathy Hochul calling Cynthia Nixon?

The new governor is systematically paying attention to people her predecessor often ignored – or ran against.

New York State

Politics

Gov. Kathy Hochul has issued her first vetoes

Nine bills targeting a recurring issue around local school funding have become targets of gubernatorial rejection.

New York State

Politics

Gov. Kathy Hochul has had a heck of a New York honeymoon

The new governor gave herself a month and a half to remake the Second Floor of the state Capitol – but the real tests are yet to come.

Politics

Politics

State Sen. Luis Sepúlveda expected to chair a committee again

The Bronx Democrat is once again a member in good standing despite ongoing questions about alleged domestic violence.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

The Nassau County GOP bets on bail reform paranoia in a key race this November

A race for district attorney may serve as a preview of New York Republicans’ 2022 chances statewide.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Rossana Rosado on serving the immigrant community

The secretary of state describes the responsibility of being one of the most powerful Latinas in New York.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Brooklyn could decide the 2022 Democratic primary for governor

The borough is even more important than usual as Jumaane Williams gets ready to take on Kathy Hochul again.

New York State

Politics

Progressives praise appointment of Dr. Mary Bassett to head DOH

The new state health commissioner has a lot of experience and many fans on the political left.

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News & Politics

Politics

Hochul says she is open to decriminalizing sex work

Advocates for two competing bills are vying for the new governor’s attention on the controversial issue.

Politics

Politics

State health commissioner to step down

Howard Zucker will remain in his role until a replacement is named, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.

Politics

Politics

So, about that Cuomo impeachment report

New York Assembly members are in the dark about exactly when the public will get to review their chamber’s investigation – or lack thereof.

Policy

Policy

Hundreds of bills await Hochul’s signature. Here are 10 that will help define her leadership early on.

Which bills the new governor approves – and which she vetoes – will tell us how serious she is about climate change, government transparency and more.

Policy

Policy

The Buffalo Bills owners want a new stadium, and taxpayers might help them pay for it

The NFL team is a Western New York treasure, and critics say the owners are exploiting that to help pay for the $1.4 billion project.

Labor

Policy

The worker shortages plaguing the public sector

There are a variety of reasons New York is struggling to maintain essential services.

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.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

What Assembly Member Jessica González-Rojas saw at Rikers

Queens legislators are calling on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Kathy Hochul and prosecutors to take immediate steps to address overcrowding on Rikers Island.