The WFP’s Bill Lipton on state Senate Democratic reunification
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.
New York State Senate
Will IDC challengers ride Cynthia Nixon's coattails?
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?
How NY state closed the projected $4.4 billion budget deficit
It wasn't as painful as some feared, but future shortfalls still loom.
Takeaways from the final 2018-19 state budget
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.
New York City
A coyote, a reporter and a state budget
A coyote, a reporter and a state budget: Recapping the top political news in New York this week
Why the state budget is being stalled over yeshiva schools
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.
New York State
What’s been ripped out of the state budget
What’s in and what’s out of the New York State budget
Final budget deal close as lawmakers vote on first spending bills
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.
Cuomo and legislative leaders inch closer to budget deal
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.
Larry Sharpe thinks he's going to be the next governor
An interview with New York Libertarian Party candidate for governor.
Andrew Cuomo’s biggest gaffes
Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be his own worst enemy as he seeks a third term in office. Here’s a rundown of some of his more memorable gaffes – whether they were misguided or simply misconstrued.
State Senate must protect reproductive health care
Access to abortion and contraception is threatened. Will NY act?
Progressive items drop out of budget negotiations
As state legislative leaders convene to finalize the budget, several progressive agenda items that Gov. Andrew Cuomo listed as priorities in his January State of the State address have dropped off the negotiating table.
Tale of the tape: Ed Mangano and Joe Percoco
Comparing Joe Percoco and Ed Mangano, two disgraced former New York public officials.
Policy items dropping from state budget – for now
Some policy items are reportedly dropping out of the New York state budget talks, including the Child Victims Act, criminal justice reform and early voting.
What to watch for in the final week of state budget talks
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.
Kathy Hochul says there’s something women need to realize
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.
Nixon's challenge, Vance investigated and Kushner's false filings
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.
Cynthia Nixon’s media strategy targets key constituencies
The actress followed her gubernatorial campaign launch with a series of carefully chosen interviews.