Cuomo Ally Resigns From Post as State Watchdog

Letizia Tagliafierro, the former inspector general, is the latest in a string of high-profile departures, as allies and appointees of the former governor leave state government.

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Rep. Lee Zeldin Confirms Leukemia Diagnosis

Mr. Zeldin, a conservative Republican, says the disease is in remission, and that his bid for governor of New York will be unaffected.

#elections-governors, #leukemia, #new-york-state, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zeldin-lee-m

A Broadway Show Comes Back to Life

One theater production’s journey back to the stage after the longest and costliest shutdown in New York theater’s history.

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2 Parties, 2 Maps: Democrats and Republicans Squabble on Redistricting

Two competing proposals advance, and the failure to compromise may pave the way for Democrats to step in and knock out Republican congressional seats.

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2 Parties, 2 Maps: Democrats and Republicans Squabble on Redistricting

Two competing proposals advance, and the failure to compromise may pave the way for Democrats to step in and knock out Republican congressional seats.

#new-york-state, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

New York Will Soon Lose 1 House Seat. The G.O.P. Might Lose 5.

A new bipartisan commission is drawing up district lines, but New York Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork to take over the redistricting process.

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Flood Damage From Ida? Your Homeowner’s Policy Probably Won’t Cover That.

Most flood coverage is offered through a federal program, though some insurers offer extra insurance for sump pump failure.

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Deadly and Untraceable, ‘Ghost Guns’ Are Becoming More Common in N.Y.

State and local prosecutors say they are concerned about an apparent increase in the weapons, which can be assembled from parts ordered online.

#firearms, #gun-control, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

New York and New Jersey Residents to Receive Federal Aid After Storm

Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York has estimated the state suffered at least $50 million in damages.

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Edward J. Greenfield, Judge With a Writerly Touch, Dies at 98

He often luxuriated in the richness of the English language, going off on whimsical digressions and enlivening the law with colorful asides.

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Trapped in Basements and Cars, They Lost Their Lives in Savage Storm

The storm’s victims included at least 15 people in New York State and 23 in New Jersey. Some died as waters inundated their basement homes.

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At Least 7 Dead After Ida Tears Through New York City

A 2-year-old was among those who were found dead in New York City, the police said.

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N.Y. Students Hope Vaccine Mandates Bring College Life Back to Normal

Many of the state’s college students are leaning into the vaccine mandate, welcoming the chance to return to campus in person.

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In Pictures: Remnants of Ida Tear Through New York City

The remnants of Hurricane Ida tore through the New York City region, dumping record rain and flooding parts of New Jersey and the five boroughs.

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New York Passes Bill Extending Eviction Moratorium to January

New York is the first state to pass a new measure to protect struggling renters since the Supreme Court whittled away at existing shields against eviction.

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Want to Know Who Might Run for Governor? Check the N.Y. State Fair.

Amid cows and crowds, the State Fair became a destination for potential challengers to Gov. Kathy Hochul, including Letitia James, the state attorney general.

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N.Y. Legislature Expected to Extend Freeze on Evictions in Rare Special Session

The moratorium, which was to expire on Aug. 31, is part of the state’s effort to help tenants struggling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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N.Y. Legislature Expected to Extend Freeze on Evictions

The moratorium, which was to expire on Aug. 31, is part of the state’s effort to help tenants struggling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kathy Hochul Wants to Make One Thing Clear: She Is Not Cuomo

In her first acts as New York’s new governor, Ms. Hochul has sought to distance herself from her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, who resigned under pressure.

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Brian Benjamin Is Kathy Hochul’s Pick for N.Y. Lieutenant Governor

Gov. Kathy Hochul, who had narrowed her choices to several New York City lawmakers who are people of color, chose Mr. Benjamin, a state senator from Harlem.

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Interview With Kathy Hochul: Sensing a ‘Weight of Responsibility’

Ms. Hochul sat down with The New York Times for her first one-on-one interview after becoming New York’s first female governor.

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Kathy Hochul Is Sworn In as New York’s First Female Governor

Ms. Hochul, who succeeds Andrew M. Cuomo after his resignation, has vowed to usher in a new era of civility and consensus in state government.

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Kathy Hochul Appoints 2 Women to Key Posts in Her Cabinet

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who will become the first female governor of New York on Tuesday, selected experienced political aides to fill her top two administration posts.

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Cuomo, in Defiant Farewell Address, Says the Truth Is ‘Always Revealed’

The prerecorded speech comes nearly two weeks after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced his resignation; he will be succeeded at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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A Hospital Finds an Unlikely Group Opposing Vaccination: Its Workers

When a Staten Island hospital implemented a vaccine or testing mandate, some of its staff staged angry protests.

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Long Island and New England Prepare for Rare Hurricane Strike

As Hurricane Henri approached the region, New York City prepared to shut down city beaches, and Boston erected flood barriers around its most vulnerable subway station.

#connecticut, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fire-island-ny, #floods, #hurricane-henri-2021, #long-island-ny, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-state, #rhode-island

Turmoil Was Brewing at Time’s Up Long Before Cuomo

The prominent anti-harassment charity, criticized for its relationship with the former New York governor, is facing an identity crisis over its ties to those in power.

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Cuomo Continues to Challenge His Accusers as Moving Trucks Are Loaded

With Gov. Andrew Cuomo set to leave office in a few days, his lawyer again challenged the credibility of the inquiry that led to his departure.

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Kathy Hochul Is Looking for a Lieutenant Governor in New York City

Ms. Hochul, New York’s governor-in-waiting, plans to pick a No. 2 who is a downstate lawmaker and a person of color, to give her a balanced ticket in the 2022 primary.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bailey-jamaal, #benjamin-brian, #bichotte-rodneyse, #democratic-party, #diaz-ruben-jr, #governors-us, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

What to Know About Evictions and Rent Relief in New York

After the Supreme Court blocked the central component of New York’s eviction moratorium, pressure is building on the state to dole out pandemic rent relief.

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The Harlem Hellfighters Were War Heroes. Then They Came Home to Racism.

An exceptional unit of Black soldiers who fought in World War I will receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

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Vaccine Effectiveness Against Infection May Wane, C.D.C. Studies Find

Federal health officials said the new data justified a campaign of booster shots. But some scientists disagreed, saying not every American needs another dose.

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Kathy Hochul Visits New York City in Apparent Peace Offering

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul seemed intent on mending the deeply fractured relationship that Andrew Cuomo, the outgoing governor, has had with city leaders.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

Kathy Hochul’s Rise to the Governorship

A western New Yorker with centrist Democratic roots, she is described as both tough and disarming. She is also untested.

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Cuomo Will No Longer Face Impeachment, Assembly Leader Says

Carl Heastie, the speaker of the New York State Assembly, said the body would end its investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo when his resignation takes effect later this month.

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Andrew Cuomo and How a Political Dynasty Dies

Andrew Cuomo inherited his father’s fierce competitive spirit but not his humanity or introspection. 

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Cuomo’s Final Days Before He Announced His Resignation

Behind the scenes, the governor vacillated between defiant and defeated, eventually accepting that his formidable political army had fallen away.

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Cuomo’s Resignation Speech Makes Play to Preserve His Legacy

In his resignation speech, Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed regrets but also emphasized his achievements during three terms leading New York State.

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The Resignation of Andrew Cuomo

After a ballooning sexual harassment scandal, the three-term governor of New York was driven from office more swiftly than expected.

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Cuomo Resigns Amid Scandals, Ending Decade-Long Run in Disgrace

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was unable to withstand a barrage of sexual harassment allegations that led most of his allies to abandon him.

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‘Executive Assistant #1’ Says Cuomo ‘Broke the Law’

“What he did to me was a crime,” said Brittany Commisso, identified in a report from the state attorney general as “Executive Assistant #1.”

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Cuomo’s Top Aide, Melissa DeRosa, Resigns as He Fights to Survive

The governor’s strategist helped lead efforts to retaliate against one of the women who accused him of sexual harassment, the attorney general’s report found.

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Andrew Cuomo and the Quislings of Albany

Cuomo, time’s up.

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What Makes Cuomo So Grabby?

The non-grabby Cuomo doesn’t look good, either.

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The Abandonment of Andrew Cuomo: Unions, Party Leaders and Deep Allies

The governor has suffered consequential defections from core constituencies, including labor, white suburban lawmakers and Black political leaders.

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Cuomo Sexual Harassment Part of Broader Toxic Workplace, Report Says

The new account of a state trooper bolsters a meticulous new report on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s misdeeds — and how his inner circle allowed such conduct to fester.

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Cuomo’s Counsel, a Key Figure in Sexual Harassment Inquiry, Will Resign

Judith Mogul, a special counsel to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was a central figure in at least one of the harassment complaints against the governor.

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What’s the Best Way to Protect Sex Workers? Depends on Whom You Ask.

There are two competing bills in New York: One would punish pimps and customers, while the other would decriminalize the entire trade.

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15 States Reach a Deal With Purdue Pharma Over Opioids

The states, including Massachusetts and New York, agreed to drop opposition to the bankruptcy organization plan of the company, the maker of OxyContin.

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Four States Start Inquiries Into Recurring Donation Tactics of Both Parties

Letters to WinRed and ActBlue, which process online campaign donations for Republicans and Democrats respectively, ask for documents related to their use of prechecked boxes.

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