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    Mayor de Blasio Aims to Guarantee All New Yorkers a Paid VacationIf the mayor’s call for two weeks of paid vacation a year passes, New York could become the first U.S. city to mandate paid time off.
  2. Cuomo’s State Senate Deal Unravels As Rogue Democrats’ Rivals Gain MomentumChallengers to the Senate’s breakaway Democrats have become a political force, running against the kind of backroom deals that kept the GOP in power.
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    Ocasio-Cortez’s Upset Over Crowley Seemed to End Amicably. Now They’re Feuding.The Democratic nominee says the congressman is mounting a third-party run against her. He says there’s no ethical way to get his name off the ballot.
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    Ocasio-Cortez Not Only Beat Crowley — She Beat Old-School New York PoliticsThe congressman had the backing of a powerful political machine. In a climate of anger, it didn’t help him at all.
  5. Working Families Party Mulls All-out War With CuomoSlighted by the governor, the party backed Cynthia Nixon. Now they must decide if their fight for survival is worth risking a GOP administration.
  6. Bill de Blasio Is a Big Winner and a Lame DuckThe mayor showed up his critics with an overwhelming reelection win. Now what?
  7. Trump Frenemy Bo Dietl Wants to Be Your MayorThe independent candidate — an ex-cop and Roger Ailes’s former PI — has a lot to say about “Donald.” And Bill de Blasio.
  8. Scandal-Plagued Cy Vance Suddenly Has a Write-in ChallengerMarc Fliedner, a Brooklyn civil rights lawyer, has been drafted by Liberal Twitter to take on the Manhattan DA in November. He’s ready.
  9. Preet Bharara’s Ouster Could Be Very Bad News for Mayor de BlasioAnd even for Governor Andrew Cuomo, who might get the race of his life in next year’s reelection bid.
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    The 2017 Mayoral Race Is Shaping Up to Be Wildly Exciting — or Extremely BoringMayor Bill de Blasio doesn’t have any real election challengers now. But everything hinges on the outcomes of those federal and state investigations.
  11. In Queens, Former Site of Nude Male Statue to Be Dedicated to WomenOut with the old, as they say.
  12. Cuomo Unveils Plan to Transform Nightmare That Is Penn Station The state is seeking developers for the $3 billion project dubbed the Empire Station Complex.
  13. Cuomo Executive Order Forces Homeless Indoors in Freezing WeatherThough that may be illegal.
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    The Feud Between de Blasio and Bloomberg Is ThawingThe embattled mayor can only handle one political rivalry at a time.
  15. How Cuomo Came Around on Minimum WageThe governor — with a little help from Vice-President Biden — proposes raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
  16. Mayor de Blasio Had a Miserable Summer. Here’s How He Can Bounce Back.Get out on the street, stop blaming the media, and dial down the national-progressive push.
  17. Legionnaires’ Outbreak Further Exposes Cuomo–de Blasio ContaminationAnother low point in their already-tainted relationship.
  18. De Blasio’s Homelessness HeadacheBoth substance and optics hamstring the city’s efforts.
  19. Will the Uber Fight Haunt de Blasio in 2017?In taking on the app, the mayor may have mobilized a new coalition.
  20. Battlin’ Bill de Blasio’s Uber FightThe City Council’s vote to cap the car-hailing service will likely be a win for de Blasio — but will it stoke his political opposition?
  21. A Year After Garner’s Death, de Blasio Attempts a Balancing ActBlack lives matter. Blue lives matter.
  22. When Mayors Attack: Why de Blasio Went After Governor CuomoWas it time to stop accepting punishment and start treating his tormentor like a schoolyard bully?
  23. Cuomo Gets His Way (Mostly) in Albany’s Last Big Legislative PushAnd his “friend” Mayor de Blasio gets pushed aside.
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    Behind de Blasio’s Cop Ramp-up1,300 new officers and a lot of pissed-off activists.
  25. Inside Albany’s Nervous BreakdownTwo days left in the legislative session, and a mountain of unfinished business.
  26. Wall Street Cop Ben Lawsky: ‘That Was What Surprised Me, the Obviousness of It’Wall Street cop Ben Lawsky on brazen financial crimes, why cybersecurity is the biggest threat to our financial system, and his newest gig.
  27. Is Bloomberg Really Considering a 2016 Run?Some are making the case for the former NYC mayor to enter the Democratic primary as a credible challenger to Hillary Clinton.
  28. The Cuomo–de Blasio Spat Could Have Serious Consequences for New YorkersEspecially for the city’s public school students and rent-stabilized tenants.
  29. Inside the Latest Cuomo–de Blasio Squabble Is a Deeper Divide Over TaxesTwo days of sniping over real-estate regulations.
  30. Albany Lobbyists Are Misunderstood, Says Albany Lobbyist A state power-broker explains on why he and his colleagues get an undeserved bad rap in the capitol. 
  31. Does Albany’s Corruption Crisis Have an Upside? Finally, the citizenry may benefit from the State Capitol’s dysfunction.
  32. Andrew Cuomo: The Last of the Three AmigosSkelos and Silver are out. Will the governor’s playbook work with Albany’s new leaders?
  33. The Diverging Fortunes of New York’s Favorite Political Odd CoupleCuomo backs fast-food workers while de Blasio heads to D.C., as one tries to maintain — and the other tries to build — his national profile.
  34. Who Is Preet Bharara’s Confidential Informant No. 1?Dirty water meets dirty politics in Skelos Case.
  35. After Dean Skelos’s Arrest, What’s Next for Albany?The Republican majority leader of the State Senate was the latest politician to fall in U.S. Attorney’s Preet Bharara’s capitol purge. 
  36. The Ethics Scandals Just Keep Coming in AlbanySheldon Silver was indicted. Now Carl Heastie, his successor as Assembly speaker, is mired in ethical questions. Throw in Dean Skelos, the Republican majority leader in the state senate, and it’s a wonder anyone’s left.
  37. Why You Can Believe in the Mets’ Winning Ways Is it too soon to believe?
  38. How Far Will Preet Bharara Go in His War on Albany?First Sheldon Silver, now Dean Skelos. Who’s next?
  39. What Brings Bill de Blasio to Iowa? [Updated]The mayor will be promoting his progressive agenda and quietly boosting his national profile.
  40. Pedro Martinez Is Just Getting Warmed UpThe former ace is throwing heat in his new gig as an analyst on MLB Network.
  41. Chuck Schumer Gets a Head Start on His New Job – Whatever It Turns Out to BeThe New York senator has been tapped for a leadership position after Harry Reid retires. But will his way doing of things work in a (probably) very different political environment?
  42. Why de Blasio’s Fight to Keep Control of NYC Schools Could Get UglyGovernor Cuomo knows he has a lot of leverage. 
  43. Who Will Take Round Two of the Charter-School Debate in Albany This Year?Pro-charter-school allies won big last year, but Albany’s dynamics have changed just enough to make that less certain.
  44. Is the Akai Gurley Indictment a Makeup Call for the Eric Garner Case? The guy who deserved to get indicted didn’t, and the guy who screwed up probably will.”
  45. Thanks to Booming Tax Revenue, de Blasio Thinks He Can Have It Both WaysWith his latest budget proposal, the mayor is trying to prove he can advance a progressive agenda while keeping the city’s economy strong.
  46. The Political Jockeying That Got Carl Heastie Elected Assembly SpeakerThe election to replace Sheldon Silver was full of master maneuvers, and all roads seem to lead back to Mayor de Blasio and New York City.
  47. New York’s Next Great Political Battle Will Be a Railyard in QueensDe Blasio’s Sunnyside yards plan was the boldest proposal in his State of the City speech. Let the fighting with Albany begin.
  48. Meet Carl Heastie, New York’s New Assembly SpeakerThe candidate — and the hasty selection process — isn’t what reformers were hoping for.
  49. 5 Ways New York May Change Post–Sheldon SilverFrom legalizing MMA to education reform, the speaker’s ouster has a huge impact.
  50. Can Bratton’s New Policing Plans Heal the City’s Wounds?He is quietly trying to repair community-NYPD relations while keeping crime down. 
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