The Working Families Party's New York state political director Bill Lipton said that while he supports reunification and the ascension of Andrea Stewart-Cousins to lead a united Senate Democratic conference, the WFP is sticking with its endorsements of candidates challenging members of the Senate Independent Democratic Conference.
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Whether or not she poses a threat to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, could Cynthia Nixon’s campaign boost turnout from more left-leaning voters – and help the candidates running against Independent Democratic Conference members in the state Senate?
It wasn't as painful as some feared, but future shortfalls still loom.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday evening announced a deal on a $168.3 billion state budget. Hours earlier, the spending plan had been in doubt, due to standoffs over such issues as state oversight of yeshivas and the early departure of state lawmakers for Passover, which began on Friday, and for Easter Sunday – which is also the start of the new fiscal year.
As state lawmakers attempt to finalize a $168 billion budget, the Assembly Democratic majority has accused state Sen. Simcha Felder of being the culprit behind the stalled negotiations.
State lawmakers eager to leave the Capitol before religious holidays this weekend inched closer to a budget deal on Thursday night, even as negotiations stalled on multiple fronts.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders inched ever closer to finalizing a deal for the state budget this week, but the news that caught the attention of Albany observers – and even CNN – was the arrest of a veteran reporter, Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett.
An interview with New York Libertarian Party candidate for governor.
Access to abortion and contraception is threatened. Will NY act?
With the New York state budget deadline pending and several issues left unresolved, here are the things to watch as the spending plan is finalized this week.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul on her political rivals – like Rep. Chris Collins and New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams – and the challenges facing women in politics.
In this week's headlines, Cynthia Nixon jumped into the gubernatorial race, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to review Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s decision not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein, and Jared Kushner's company is under scrutiny for falsely reporting having no rent-controlled tenants.