Report: Scott Stringer eyes a return to Albany
The former city comptroller and mayoral candidate may run for state Senate
May 19, 8:33 AM
Last day to weigh in on Congressional maps, but the chaos is just beginning
If there was an equilibrium in New York politics, it's been put asunder.
May 18, 8:18 AM
New York eyes its own voting rights act after failure at the federal level
A growing number of advocates are calling for action before the end of the legislative session but the path through the legislature is unclear.
May 11, 5:28 PM
NY lawmakers look to crack down on space heaters following deadly Bronx fire
The Senate approved a measure requiring an automatic shutoff feature for any electric space heaters sold in the state.
Updated: May 11, 10:14 AM
AG James, lawmakers propose $50M fund for abortion providers handling out-of-state influx
The Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program would direct $50 million in state money to the Department of Health, which would then provide grants to abortion providers.
May 9, 2:20 PM
NY's top court rejects congressional district maps, primaries likely delayed
The decision is a major setback for Democrats that could potentially sway the balance of power in Congress
Updated: Apr 27, 3:08 PM
Appeals court tosses NY congressional districts, saying Dems gerrymandered
Now it will be up to New York’s top court to issue a final decision as Democrats appeal. The decision could sway the balance of power in Congress.
Apr 21, 7:35 PM
Spike in violence unrelated to NY bail reforms, Sen. Krueger says
The chair of the Senate finance committee suggested that watering down the bail reform laws of 2019 was not the way to tamp down a recent uptick in violent crime.
Mar 18, 12:38 PM
‘Guardians of Democracy’ Bristle Under Questioning, Citing Pace of NY Election Reforms
During a Tuesday hearing, elections officials cited “burdens” of reforms, as lawmakers eye more changes.
Sep 22, 2021 3:53 PM
New York Lawmakers Extend Eviction Moratorium Again Through January 15, 2022
The new moratorium will potentially protect hundreds of thousands of tenants from eviction, while granting landlords broader power to challenge tenants who they doubt are suffering financial hardship.
Updated: Sep 2, 2021 6:07 AM
Fake Your COVID Vaccine Card In NY? That Could Come With A Year In Jail
New York lawmakers passed a bill Thursday criminalizing the falsification of vaccine records under state law.
Jun 11, 2021 4:16 PM
Democrats Will Have The Power To Override Cuomo's Veto. Will They Use It To Advance Progressive Policies?
With at least 42 Democrats guaranteed to serve in the State Senate in January, lawmakers will have a veto-proof, two-thirds majority in both chambers for the very first time in New York's history.
Nov 25, 2020 12:09 PM
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