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Film editor Brad Schwartz to challenge state Sen. Jack Martins on Long Island

Schwartz ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2018 but is now ready to make another attempt.


Opinion: New York can’t afford to turn down $1 billion a year

Legalizing mobile sports betting brought the state nearly $1 billion. Legalizing online gambling and the online state lottery could bring in another $1 billion.

Albany Agenda

After his expulsion from Congress, George Santos goes on the warpath

His posts have targeted Reps. Mike Lawler, Nicole Malliotakis and Nick LaLota.

Interviews & Profiles

Mike Lawler responds to George Santos’ expulsion

Lawler represents a district bordering Santos’ and tried unsuccessfully to get him kicked out of Congress last month. Now, he’s looking ahead to a post-Santos future.


George Santos expelled from Congress

The lying Long Island representative was ousted Friday, becoming only the sixth person in the nation’s history to be expelled.

Kathy Hochul

DC 37 to Hochul: Sign the Grieving Families Act

In a new letter, the state’s largest public sector union is calling on the governor to approve changes to the state’s nearly 180-year-old wrongful death law


Hochul confirms she won’t pursue suburban housing mandates in ‘an election year’

The Democratic New York governor is leading efforts to regain suburban House seats that flipped in 2022.


Climate advocates to rally for NY HEAT Act

The law would limit what low-income residents pay for utilities and get rid of a subsidy for new gas hookups.


New York’s top court upholds state gun laws – for now

The Court of Appeals rejected Second Amendment challenges to the state’s gun laws on procedural grounds, but both sides of the gun control debate expect more lawsuits to be filed.

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2024 New York congressional battleground

Who’s running in NY-17 in 2024?

Incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Lawler is in national Democrats’ crosshairs, but he’s pulled off impressive victories more than once.


Hochul to abandon required construction mandates in ambitious housing plan

The governor is backing off the requirement in a policy which has had little legislative support, and as Democrats face competitive and consequential elections in 2024.


Mayor Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Letitia James? New York’s most chaotic possible futures

You thought the fighting between Cuomo and de Blasio was bad? Just imagine these nightmare scenarios.


On commissions and task forces, Hochul again issues dozens of vetoes

The governor said 32 proposed bills to study everything from Black youth suicide to climate expenditures would cost the state millions. A proposal to create a reparations task force was not vetoed.

Interviews & Profiles

How George Santos infiltrated the Nassau County GOP

A new book “The Fabulist” explores the “Very American Legend” of the grifter who is now a household name.

News & Politics

Will Latimer challenge Bowman? It may come down to redistricting.

If the Independent Redistricting Commission redraws the congressional district’s boundaries, Westchester County Executive George Latimer could have a tough time beating Rep. Jamaal Bowman.