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State Politics

  1. democracy
    Democrats Are Turning Their Attention to a Very Unsexy Bulwark of DemocracyDemocrats have historically not focused their energies on the secretaries of state. But the office is crucial to state elections.
  2. state politics
    Meet Alessandra Biaggi, the Young Progressive Who Ousted NY’s Worst Democrat“I was so angry that so much progress had been blocked in a state like New York … [that] was the catalyst that got me off the sidelines.”
  3. state politics
    Exclusive: Cynthia Nixon and Zephyr Teachout to Announce Dual Endorsement“New York State should be the living counterexample to Donald Trump’s America.”
  4. ey i'm runnin' here
    Cynthia Nixon Got Over 65,000 Signatures to Appear on the Primary BallotShe only needed 15,000.
  5. state politics
    The Winklevoss Twins Are Reportedly Helping Host Cuomo’s Hamptons FundraiserThe large boys appear to have thrown their support behind the current governor.
  6. state politics
    Zephyr Teachout Is Running for Attorney General While Pregnant“Parenthood and being in power shouldn’t be in conflict with each other for women any more than they are for men.”
  7. state politics
    Zephyr Teachout Is Running for Attorney General of New YorkThe progressive favorite is making it official.
  8. state politics
    Will Zephyr Teachout Run for Attorney General of New York?The Cut speaks to Teachout, who just announced she’s forming an exploratory committee.
  9. state politics
    Did Trump Know About the Schneiderman Allegations Years Ago?A new development, in which the Scheiderman and Michael Cohen cases intersect.
  10. state politics
    Who Is Replacing Disgraced New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman?Learn more about Barbara Underwood, the acting attorney general.
  11. ey i'm runnin' here
    3 Things to Know From Cynthia Nixon’s Wendy Williams InterviewFor one, she’s “absolutely for” legalizing weed in New York.
  12. state politics
    Sarah Jessica Parker Just Endorsed Cynthia Nixon’s Run for GovernorAll three of her Sex and the City co-stars have now weighed in.
  13. state politics
    Andrew Cuomo Wants You to Know How Manly He IsAnd it’s only been a week since Cynthia Nixon announced that she’s running for governor.
  14. state politics
    Andrew Cuomo Claims He Doesn’t Have a Favorite Sex and the City Character“I don’t want to pick favorites.”
  15. ey i'm runnin' here
    What’s Going on With Cynthia Nixon and Christine Quinn?The former City Council speaker and one-time mayoral candidate called Nixon an “unqualified lesbian.”
  16. scandals
    Two Florida State Senators Admit to Extramarital AffairThis is the latest sexual scandal to rock the Florida Capitol.
  17. state politics
    Sheldon Silver Hoping to Serve His Time in a Cushy PrisonHe was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday.
  18. all politics are local
    New York Just Created a Revolutionary New Family-Leave PolicyWomen and men will both be entitled to 12 paid weeks off.
  19. Minimum Wages Go Up Across the Country This Week(Including New York.)
  20. Michigan Sex-Scandal Story Will Live Forever“My wife said, ‘Yes, run!’”
  21. state politics
    State Rep. Involved in Weird Scandal ResignsThe fake scandal failed to save Michigan State representative Todd Courser’s job. 
  22. can u not
    Michigan State Rep. Says He Was BlackmailedTodd Courser plans to stay in government so he can expose “political shenanigans.”
  23. unlikely trends
    Truck Driver Who Won Gubernatorial Primary Didn’t Tell His Mom He Was RunningShe voted for her son anyway — thinking it was a candidate with the same name as him. 
  24. billy joel
    Does Billy Joel Have to Die Before New York Names a Road After Him?You can get what you want, or you can just get old, The Wall Street Journal reports.
  25. state politics
    Dean Skelos Facing New ChargesThe state senator and his son still say they’re innocent.
  26. ‘Cuomo Administration Official’ Who Is Mad at de Blasio Is Probably Just CuomoHe would not confirm or deny that he was the person in his office gifting blind quotes this week.
  27. state politics
    VA Politician Plans to Marry Former Secretary“You become friends first, and then intimate. And that’s what happened with us.”
  28. death penalty
    Nebraska Lawmakers Vote to End Death PenaltyIt’s the first conservative state to do so since 1973. 
  29. oh albany!
    New York State Starts Searching for Someone to Make It Less CorruptWant to clean up Albany? There’s a job for you.
  30. grammar quibbles
    Don’t Worry If You See Minnesota’s Governor Painting Dots on Road SignsMark Dayton has invited the umlaut back home.
  31. state politics
    Minnesota Legislators Still Not Allowed to Make Eye Contact“I find this particular rule of the Senate, dare I say, antiquated.”
  32. Indiana Rethinks Religious-Freedom Law After Losing Wilco ConcertState lawmakers unveil a fix. 
  33. Arkansas Governor Decides He Doesn’t Want to Be Yelled AtHe didn’t sign the religious-freedom bill. 
  34. take to the sea!
    NY Budget Gives Tax Breaks to Those Who Need It“It creates jobs, it makes New York state competitive.”
  35. Albany Lawmakers Worried Everyone Is Wearing Wires“As to whether it is the NSA, prosecutors or the Russian Mafia keeping tabs, probably somebody has the tapes.”
  36. Utah Representative Scared of Grandma’s Opinions on the Death Penalty“She scared me. I’m glad she’s not my grandmother.” 
  37. Mean State Lawmakers Crush Dreams of Children“If we keep bringing more of these bills, and bills, and bills forward that really I think we shouldn’t have in front of us, we’ll be picking a state hot dog next.”
  38. Utah Legislators Pass Bill That Makes Execution by Firing Squad LegalThe state is the only one that has used a firing squad for an execution in recent years.
  39. An Idaho Lawmaker Learns a Valuable Lesson About the Female Reproductive SystemNo, a woman can’t swallow a small camera so her doctors can conduct a remote gynecological exam. 
  40. Kate Brown Just Became the Nation’s First Bisexual GovernorThe country has yet to elect an openly LGBT governor, however.
  41. state politics
    Georgia’s Battle for the Ballot BoxA successful state voter-registration effort, now being investigated for fraud, has the potential to turn a GOP stronghold into a swing state.
  42. cuomolot
    NY Times Rejects Cuomo’s Lieutenant GovernorIt says Timothy Wu is the right man for the “feeble” office.
  43. cuomolot
    New York Times Refuses to Endorse Cuomo for GovernorBut stops short of endorsing his Democratic challenger, Zephyr Teachout.
  44. state politics
    Andrew Cuomo’s Political Games Apparently Don’t Sit Well With the U.S. AttorneyRecords from the governor’s now-disbanded anti-corruption commission are under subpoena.