New York State Senate

New York State Senate

The special election that could determine the outcome of the state Senate

Is a Westchester County state Senate swing district going to flip and what would it mean for the balance of power?

Working Families Party

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?

Andrew Cuomo

How NY state closed the projected $4.4 billion budget deficit

It wasn't as painful as some feared, but future shortfalls still loom.

John DeFrancisco

John DeFrancisco, the underdog

State Sen. John DeFrancisco: The underdog

Andrew Cuomo

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

Simcha Felder

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

Andrew Cuomo

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.

Andrew Cuomo

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.

New York State Senate

All the times people have been outraged by state Sen. Marty Golden

Brooklyn Republican state Sen. Marty Golden's staffer comparing pro-gun control students to Nazis is just the latest.


State Senate must protect reproductive health care

Access to abortion and contraception is threatened. Will NY act?

Andrew Cuomo

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.

Andrew Cuomo

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.

New York

Jared Kushner lied to NYC because he could get away with it

The Kushner Cos. filing of false paperwork on rent-regulated units and efforts to expel tenants is a failure of not just the companys integrity, but of state and local law. With the incentive structure of state rent regulations and a two-tiered legal system in which corporations get a slap on the wrist for ripping off the public while the poor go to jail for drug possession, actions like Kushner’s are inevitable.

Andrew Cuomo

School officials want an extra $1.6 billion. Cuomo offered $769 million.

New York's state budget is due soon, and funding for education remains unresolved. City & State spoke with state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia about the funding levels she would like to see for New York's schools and the governor's less generous proposal, as well as as what her department is doing to protect the rights of transgender students.