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Zach Williams

is senior state politics reporter at City & State.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

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

Clyde Vanel, Zephyr Teachout and state Sen. Shelley Mayer are officially running, while Andrew Cuomo is reportedly among many Democrats mulling entry in the 2022 primary.

Energy & Environment

Policy

Will New York Democrats push a progressive climate agenda this session?

The state needs to wean itself off fossil fuels, but lawmakers disagree about how – and how quickly – to do that.

New York State

Politics

With an X-factor in Hochul, Albany faces some new math

The governor has several carrots – and sticks – to offer in the annual budget talks with the Legislature.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Which Democrats are running for lieutenant governor?

The list of candidates will likely expand as the fields solidify in other statewide races.

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.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

2021 New York state general election results

Republicans made some significant gains across the state, and statewide ballot proposals failed.

Politics

Politics

Westchester County Executive George Latimer backs Attorney General Letitia James for governor

The Thursday endorsement is seen as a boon for James in her battle to silo upstate and suburban votes from moderate Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Politics

Politics

How Andrew Cuomo could help Tom Suozzi become governor

The Long Island Democrat could gain an edge in the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary by mobilizing supporters of the state’s fallen top executive.

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.

New York State

Politics

Assembly impeachment report details how Cuomo undermined COVID-19 response

The former pandemic star sidelined health officials while devoting state resources to writing a lucrative pandemic memoir.

Politics

Politics

Impeachment investigators release their report on Cuomo

Another damning report confirms a range of misbehavior by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Assembly Member Amy Paulin explains how to get hundreds of bills signed into law

She’s one of the most prolific lawmakers in Albany, and the Westchester Democrat is showing no signs of slowing down.

News & Politics

Politics

Suozzi emerges as big winner with SALT changes

The Long Island Democrat is among the moderates happy about reversing a controversial 2017 change to the federal tax code.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Here are the New York Democratic lawmakers facing 2022 primary challenges

The left is once again coming after incumbent members of the state Senate and Assembly.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

George Latimer isn’t running for governor, but his DMs are open for LG

The Westchester County exec discussed how he got reelected in the ‘burbs and how Democrats can change their messaging.

New York State

Politics

How chapter amendments are helping Gov. Kathy Hochul keep legislators happy

Requesting changes to legislation helps any governor avoid vetoes that might antagonize the state Legislature.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

How Karen Persichilli Keogh became secretary to the governor

A 2003 phone call between Kathy Hochul and Hillary Clinton cemented the relationship between the now-governor and her most important hire.

Politics

Politics

The developing storylines at Somos

A few narratives are emerging from the Democratic conclave in Puerto Rico.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Byron Brown’s write-in gambit apparently worked

The former state Democratic Party chair worked with the GOP to seemingly defeat socialist India Walton.