New York Fights Back on Guns and Abortion After Supreme Court Rulings

Lawmakers passed measures that would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places. They are also poised to move forward on a bill to protect abortion rights.

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N.Y. State Senate Passes New Bill to Restrict Concealed Guns

The bill, which would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places, such as theaters, colleges, and health care facilities, is now being considered by the State Assembly.

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New York Moves to Enshrine Abortion Rights in State Constitution

The Equal Rights Amendment prohibits discrimination against anyone based on race, ethnicity, national origin, disability or sex — specifically sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and pregnancy.

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An Abortion Rights Champion of the 1970s on Life Before and After Roe

Fifty years ago, Nancy Stearns, a lawyer, was on the front lines of the battle to secure legal access to terminations for American women.

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How Zeldin’s Anti-Abortion Stance May Affect the N.Y. Governor’s Race

Representative Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for governor, said the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was a victory for family, life and the Constitution.

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New York Files Landmark Lawsuits Against a Flood of ‘Ghost Guns’

The legal complaints are the first to be brought under a new state law intended to hold gun manufacturers accountable for gun violence.

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Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Democratic interference in Republican primaries paid off in some places but not others, election-denying candidates were halted in Colorado, and incumbents proved their staying power.

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Illinois Governor’s Race Shows G.O.P.’s Lurch to Right (With Nudge From Left)

Democrats meddled to boost State Senator Darren Bailey in the G.O.P. primary for Illinois governor. But efforts to elevate far-right candidates in Colorado fizzled.

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Gov. Hochul Cruises to Democratic Primary Win in New York

Gov. Kathy Hochul will have a huge fund-raising edge as she confronts a political environment that may help her Republican opponent, Lee Zeldin.

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Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado Fends Off Challenge From Left in N.Y. Primary

Mr. Delgado overcame his late entry into the race, benefiting from millions of dollars spent on campaign ads and mailers in the last weeks before the primary.

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers Outnumber Abortion Clinics in NYC

Crisis pregnancy centers, which encourage women to give birth, prepare for a post-Roe world in a state that is considered a bastion of abortion rights.

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More Americans Are Dying of Drug Overdoses Than Ever Before

Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?

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Where the NY Governor Candidates Stand on the Issues

Ahead of the state primary elections, Republican and Democratic candidates expound on the issues — and exactly where upstate New York begins.

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Newsmax Debate Lends N.Y. Governor’s Race a Far-Right Glow

The four Republican candidates for governor of New York faced off in their third and final debate before the June 28 primary.

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Will Kathy Hochul’s Low-Key Primary Come at a Cost? Allies Fear Yes.

Gov. Hochul is expected to handily win next week’s primary. But some allies worry her campaign is failing to energize key voters for November’s election.

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In NY Lieutenant Governor Race, Delgado Faces Sharp Challenge From Archila

Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado faces two rivals in New York’s June 28 primary, including Ana María Archila, an activist who first won attention during Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.

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5 Takeaways From the NY Governor Debate

Gov. Kathy Hochul touted her record and beat back criticism from her rivals during their second and final debate ahead of the June 28 primary.

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Hochul Spars With Rivals Over Crime, Credentials and Cream Cheese

Sharp attacks typified the final debate among Gov. Kathy Hochul and her two Democratic rivals, Jumaane Williams and Representative Tom Suozzi.

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Eric Adams Will Endorse Gov. Kathy Hochul

The backing from Mr. Adams, the New York City mayor, could help the governor shore up support among Black and Latino voters.

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Fealty to Trump Arises as Litmus Test in G.O.P. Debate for N.Y. Governor

Rep. Lee Zeldin sought to attack a less conservative rival, Harry Wilson, by calling him a “Never Trumper.”

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The Main Draw at Andrew Giuliani’s Campaign Events? His Father.

Andrew Giuliani’s bid to win the Republican primary for governor of New York has not drawn many donors, but it has drawn fans of Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor.

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Ocasio-Cortez Turns a New York Brawl into a National Democratic Proxy Battle

By endorsing her colleague’s primary challenger, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has escalated a skirmish rippling beyond New York.

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How Carl Paladino Is Dividing New York Republicans

The incendiary congressional candidacy of Carl Paladino has divided New York Republicans and now threatens to shake up party leadership.

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The Johnny Appleseed of Sugar Kelp

The quest of a Long Island seaweed farmer to make kelp the next kale.

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Carl Paladino Calls Hitler ‘the Kind of Leader We Need,’ Drawing Backlash

Carl Paladino, a Republican House candidate from New York, has been endorsed by Representative Elise Stefanik, a member of party leadership.

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Trump Set to Be Questioned Under Oath by New York A.G. Next Month

The questioning of Mr. Trump and two of his adult children as part of the attorney general’s civil investigation will begin July 15 unless New York’s highest court decides to intercede in the case.

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Crime, Football and the N.R.A.: Takeaways From the N.Y. Governor Debate

The Democratic rivals of Gov. Kathy Hochul sought to attack her on varied issues, from the funding of a Buffalo Bills stadium to a decade-old endorsement from the N.R.A.

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‘Hochul Stood as Firm as an Oak’: Winners and Losers of New York’s Gubernatorial Debate

Our columnists and contributors give their ratings.

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Gov. Hochul Is Clear Target of Democratic Rivals in Debate

Gov. Kathy Hochul was placed on the defensive for much of the first debate of the three Democratic candidates for governor.

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Fight Looms Over New York’s Bid to Slow Crypto-Mining Boom

Crypto interests are lobbying Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto a groundbreaking bill that would temporarily halt new crypto-mining projects at fossil-fuel burning plants.

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What to Watch for as Hochul and Top Rivals Meet in N.Y. Governor Debate

Gov. Kathy Hochul will be a target for Rep. Tom Suozzi and Jumaane Williams in the first of two debates featuring the three leading Democrats.

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New York Officials Fear Supreme Court Ruling Will Mean More Gun Crime

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on — and possibly overturn — a century-old law that allows local officials great discretion over who can carry a handgun.

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A Broken Redistricting Process Winds Down, With No Repairs in Sight

A brutal battle over drawing district boundaries in the House of Representatives has left the two political parties roughly at parity. But no one is celebrating.

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Adams, Hailed on the National Stage, Finds Frustration Closer to Home

Mayor Eric Adams faced a bumpy first round in pushing his agenda in Albany, particularly when it came to his education goals.

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Chris Jacobs Drops Re-Election Bid After Bucking His Party on Guns

Representative Chris Jacobs, whose district includes Buffalo suburbs, abandoned his campaign after his support for a federal assault weapons ban caused a G.O.P. backlash.

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New York Tightens Its Strict Gun Laws in Democratic Show of Force

State lawmakers passed a package of gun-safety bills, and were set to approve measures to broaden abortion protections as their 2022 session drew to a close.

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New York Lawmakers Embrace New Funding Plan to Rescue Public Housing

The city’s public housing system, the largest in the nation, has become an emblem of disinvestment and deterioration. But a new deal could lead to needed repairs in 25,000 apartments.

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What Happens When an Autistic Teenager Becomes Unmanageable at Home?

Unpredictable violence, chaotic outbursts and countless trips to the emergency room. What happens when an autistic teenager becomes unmanageable at home?

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From Gun Laws to Abortion, 5 Issues for N.Y. Legislators as Session Ends

A move to raise the minimum age to buy AR-15-style weapons is among several hot-button issues still to be resolved in Albany before the session ends.

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How a Mapmaker Became New York’s Most Unexpected Power Broker

Jonathan Cervas, a former bartender from Las Vegas, radically redrew New York’s House district lines, forcing some Democratic incumbents to scramble for new seats.

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Trump’s Lawsuit Against Letitia James Is Dismissed

Mr. Trump had argued that an inquiry by the attorney general, Letitia James, violated his constitutional rights. It was his second legal loss in two days.

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Jumaane Williams Owns the Left Lane. Why Hasn’t His Campaign Taken Off?

Mr. Williams, whose candidacy for New York governor was celebrated by progressives, has not gained much momentum and is far behind in fund-raising.

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New York A.G. Can Question Trump Under Oath, Appeals Court Rules

The judges unanimously rejected the former president’s appeal of an earlier ruling that ordered him and two of his adult children to testify in a civil investigation into his family business.

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N.Y. Governor Candidates Flood the Airwaves With $20 Million in Ads

With the June 28 primary fast approaching, candidates for governor are spending big to get their message out to voters.

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Judge Approves N.Y. House Map, Cementing Chaos for Democrats

The new district lines, approved late Friday night, will create pickup opportunities for Republicans and force Democratic incumbents to run against each other.

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Jeffries Fights New York District Maps: ‘Enough to Make Jim Crow Blush’

Hakeem Jeffries hopes to pressure New York’s court-appointed special master to change congressional maps that split historically Black communities.

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Why New York City Traffic Cameras Are Off When Drivers Speed the Most

As traffic deaths rise in the city, the State Legislature still has the final say on new safety measures, even decreeing when school speed cameras can operate.

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Hochul Vows to Crack Down on Extremist Acts of Violence in New York

Gov. Kathy Hochul issued orders to strengthen the state’s “red-flag” law and create new units to target violent extremism online, following the Buffalo shooting that left 10 dead.

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For Hochul, Shooting in Buffalo Is a Hometown Tragedy

The governor grew up in the Buffalo suburbs and lives in the city now. The shooting has taken on political overtones in the 2022 race for governor of New York.

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Fearing ‘Extinction-Level Event,’ N.Y. Democrats Turn Against Each Other

Newly drawn congressional maps have led some House members to quickly lay claim to certain districts, even if it means challenging fellow incumbents.

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