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New York State

  1. politics
    Why Couldn’t New York Get a More Progressive Budget?Public campaign financing is a priority for progressive activists, but New York Democrats punted.
  2. environmental concerns
    What You Need to Know About New York’s Plastic-Bag BanNo more (or at least fewer) plastic bags in trees!
  3. health care
    Why Every Black Woman Deserves a DoulaNew York’s plan to make sure every woman has access to a doula, like I did, is a good idea. But will it work?
  4. crime
    State Employee Groped Colleague, Called Them ‘Whores’: Report“I tell her to ‘shut her whore mouth’ and I’m the big villain?”
  5. nyc public schools
    NYC Elite School Alumni President: Calling School ‘Segregated’ Makes Me Feel BadSegregation is about systems, not sentiment.
  6. the city politic
    Why Governor Cuomo Gave a Speech That Sounded Like a Secession ThreatYou don’t say New York “declares independence from this federal government’s policies” unless you want to, at the very least, fan 2020 rumors.
  7. reproductive rights
    There’s a New Push to Change New York’s Outdated Abortion LawWith a Democratic trifecta set to take power, abortion rights advocates are launching a campaign to finally pass the Reproductive Health Act.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. new york politics
    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.
  18. 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.
  19. summer of hell
    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.
  20. politics
    New York Assembly Votes to Outlaw Child MarriageA law allowing minors as young as 14 to get married will finally be changed.
  21. campaign trail
    New York State Wants You to Plan an Equal-Rights Road TripAs part of a new I Love New York campaign.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. New York Is Trying to Get Girls Into Hunting by Letting Them Wear PinkBecause bitches love pink.
  26. Nobody Knows Where ‘Upstate New York’ Actually IsIs Yonkers upstate?
  27. Contractor Sent NY State Records to IndiaIt’s only on the other side of the world — what could go wrong?
  28. birthers
    New York Judge Dismisses Ted Cruz Birther LawsuitHe ruled the suit was filed too late.
  29. New York Court Says Trump University Lawsuit Will ContinueTrump has said that, on principle, he won’t settle.
  30. The First Birther Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz Will Be Heard TomorrowHow can a Canadian run for president of the United States?
  31. 17 Workers Stuck in New York Salt Mine RescuedThe elevator got stuck hundreds of feet down.
  32. How the New York State Republicans Could Have Derailed Trump’s White House RunBut Albany might have needed to welcome a Governor Trump.
  33. 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.
  34. still illegal
    Semiautomatic Assault Weapons Still IllegalJudges said it was a matter of public safety.
  35. marijuana
    The Women Hoping to Become New York’s Pot MogulsMeet the Peckhams. 
  36. city politic
    Inside Albany’s Nervous BreakdownTwo days left in the legislative session, and a mountain of unfinished business.
  37. city politic
    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. 
  38. city politic
    Does Albany’s Corruption Crisis Have an Upside? Finally, the citizenry may benefit from the State Capitol’s dysfunction.
  39. city politic
    Who Is Preet Bharara’s Confidential Informant No. 1?Dirty water meets dirty politics in Skelos Case.
  40. city politic
    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. 
  41. new york state
    Dean Skelos and Son Taken Into Custody for Federal Corruption ChargesThe charges include conspiracy, extortion, and bribery.
  42. city politic
    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.
  43. city politic
    How Cuomo Played the Working Families PartyThe left-leaning party trusted the governor’s promises. Maybe they shouldn’t have.
  44. fracklash
    New York State Court Rules That Towns Can Ban FrackingThe fracklash is now official.
  45. your tax dollars at work
    New York Lawmakers to Debate Official State Amphibian NowThough the wood frog seems to be the only contender.
  46. city politic
    Cuomo and de Blasio Are Now a Political Tag TeamThe two are tightly coordinated right now, both by design and coincidence.
  47. Tax Dollars
    New York Officials Debate Making Yogurt the Official ‘State Snack’Hey, who doesn’t like yogurt?
  48. progress
    New York State Might Become More Condom-FriendlyIt’s currently seen as evidence of prostitution.
  49. weed
    Governor Cuomo Reportedly Set to Allow Medical Marijuana in New YorkA limited amount.
  50. no money mo problems
    New York’s Minimum-Wage Increase Starts New Year’s EveTo $8 an hour.
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