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New York State

  1. the top line
    Why New York Is Paying Amazon $3 Billion to Do What Google Will Do for FreeThe idea is that it’s very important that Amazon is going to Queens, and that by doing so, it will serve two key goals for the city. But is that true?
  2. the city politic
    New York State Has Entered a New Phase of PoliticsAndrew Cuomo’s resounding win was part of a shift in Albany. The only question now is what the new system will look like.
  3. real estate
    Can These Towns Become More Like Hudson Without Becoming Hudson?Newburgh, Catskill, and Troy, once downtrodden, are hoping recent revitalization doesn’t get out of hand.
  4. controversies
    Julia Salazar Had a Trust Fund and Her Colombian Ancestors Were Catholic ElitesShe had a trust fund, her ancestors were Catholic elites, and she has a new version of her conversion story.
  5. Letitia James on Her Battle to Be New York’s Next Attorney GeneralThe onetime shoo-in worries that anti-Establishment fervor will undo all her dues paying.
  6. Letitia James Has Taken Control of New York’s Attorney General RaceBut there is still time for a challenger — Preet Bharara, anyone? — to emerge as New York State’s next top cop.
  7. Everyone Wants to Be the Next Attorney General of New YorkThe field of potential candidates to replace Eric Schneiderman has gotten very big, very fast. Will it even include Preet Bharara?
  8. Dems Win New York Special Elections, But Rogue Lawmaker Costs Them State ControlDemocrat Simcha Felder said he’ll still caucus with Republicans, quashing dreams of a blue trifecta in the Empire State — for now.
  9. Democratic Control of New York State May Be Just One Special Election AwayA race in Westchester on Tuesday could finally flip control of the state Senate — if a rogue Democrat doesn’t block the blue trifecta.
  10. Working Families Party Endorses Nixon, Despite Pressure From CuomoCynthia Nixon will now definitely have a place on the ballot this November if she wants it.
  11. New York Lawmakers Want Tide Pods to Look Less DeliciousThe proposal by two New York City Democrats calls on Procter & Gamble to individually wrap Tide Pods and make them one uniform color.
  12. Plan for Fancy Light Shows on Bridges Jeered in City Where Subways Don’t WorkThe dismal state of the MTA is becoming a real problem for Andrew Cuomo.
  13. politics
    New York Assembly Votes to Outlaw Child MarriageA law allowing minors as young as 14 to get married will finally be changed.
  14. campaign trail
    New York State Wants You to Plan an Equal-Rights Road TripAs part of a new I Love New York campaign.
  15. It Just Got a Lot Tougher for Airbnb to Do Business in NYCGovernor Andrew Cuomo signed a law today that doles out a heavy fine for people who advertise illegal short-term rentals.
  16. Now You Can Spend All of Eternity With Your PetGovernor Cuomo signed a law today that allows people to be buried with their pet’s cremains.
  17. Governor Cuomo’s Former Aide to Face Charges in Corruption InvestigationEight others are also facing charges in a sweeping investigation involving the governor’s upstate economic program.
  18. New York Is Trying to Get Girls Into Hunting by Letting Them Wear PinkBecause bitches love pink.
  19. Nobody Knows Where ‘Upstate New York’ Actually IsIs Yonkers upstate?
  20. Contractor Sent NY State Records to IndiaIt’s only on the other side of the world — what could go wrong?
  21. New York Judge Dismisses Ted Cruz Birther LawsuitHe ruled the suit was filed too late.
  22. New York Court Says Trump University Lawsuit Will ContinueTrump has said that, on principle, he won’t settle.
  23. The First Birther Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz Will Be Heard TomorrowHow can a Canadian run for president of the United States?
  24. 17 Workers Stuck in New York Salt Mine RescuedThe elevator got stuck hundreds of feet down.
  25. How the New York State Republicans Could Have Derailed Trump’s White House RunBut Albany might have needed to welcome a Governor Trump.
  26. Inmates in New York Will Soon No Longer Have to Eat Prison LoafThe state just agreed to change how solitary confinement is used in New York prisons.
  27. Semiautomatic Assault Weapons Still IllegalJudges said it was a matter of public safety.
  28. marijuana
    The Women Hoping to Become New York’s Pot MogulsMeet the Peckhams. 
  29. Inside Albany’s Nervous BreakdownTwo days left in the legislative session, and a mountain of unfinished business.
  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. Who Is Preet Bharara’s Confidential Informant No. 1?Dirty water meets dirty politics in Skelos Case.
  33. 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. 
  34. Dean Skelos and Son Taken Into Custody for Federal Corruption ChargesThe charges include conspiracy, extortion, and bribery.
  35. Sheldon Silver’s Arrest Is Huge, But Preet Bharara Is Waging an Even Bigger CaseHe seems to be headed toward a confrontation with the governor.
  36. How Cuomo Played the Working Families PartyThe left-leaning party trusted the governor’s promises. Maybe they shouldn’t have.
  37. New York State Court Rules That Towns Can Ban FrackingThe fracklash is now official.
  38. New York Lawmakers to Debate Official State Amphibian NowThough the wood frog seems to be the only contender.
  39. Cuomo and de Blasio Are Now a Political Tag TeamThe two are tightly coordinated right now, both by design and coincidence.
  40. Tax Dollars
    New York Officials Debate Making Yogurt the Official ‘State Snack’Hey, who doesn’t like yogurt?
  41. New York State Might Become More Condom-FriendlyIt’s currently seen as evidence of prostitution.
  42. Governor Cuomo Reportedly Set to Allow Medical Marijuana in New YorkA limited amount.
  43. New York’s Minimum-Wage Increase Starts New Year’s EveTo $8 an hour.
  44. watch
    Sexual Harassment: ‘Illegal or Just Sleazy?’The most depressing quiz show ever has the answers.
  45. Gov. Cuomo Relieves New York Voting Officials of Having to Do MathBy signing computerized election returns into law.
  46. Getting a Fake New York ID to Become Much More Difficult The state unveils its driver’s license re-design.
  47. Cuomo Rolls Out Budget Goodies, With Notable SilencesAn anemic economy poses challenges; the natural gas extraction method that shall not be named.
  48. Federal Grant Will Fund Temporary Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Jobs in New York StateThe program will create 5,000 positions.
  49. The Number 47 Strikes Again Against Obama this time. 
  50. Report: Prepare for Some Serious Fracking, New YorkIt’s inevitable.
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