Politics

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For Delgado, Politics Is the Art of Showing Up

In his first year in Congress, the Hudson Valley representative has held 33 town halls, proposed 28 pieces of legislation, and built a reputation of strong constituent outreach that has warded off any formidable opposition—so far.

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The Long-Awaited Arrival of Bail Reform

New York’s transformative pretrial and bail reforms go into effect in 2020. They should create a more fair, equal, and compassionate criminal justice system.

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Will New York’s Green Light Law Get the Green Light Everywhere?

Opposition remains strong to the bill Cuomo signed this summer, which is set to go into effect next month.

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Mondaire Jones Has Been Here the Whole Time

Long before Nita Lowey announced her retirement, the progressive lawyer was running for her seat in NY17. His election would be historic.

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Does the GOP Stand a Chance in NY19 Without Molinaro?

Latest FEC filings reveal a weak Republican primary field of 2020 challengers to Antonio Delgado.

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Chelsea Clinton Honored by Hillary at Val-Kill Awards

Former first daughter receives medal 24 years after mom honored, becoming first mother-daughter recipients in the award's history.

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New York Farmworkers Finally Have Labor Rights, But the Fight Isn’t Over

New legislation gives agricultural laborers the right to unionize and collect overtime pay, but neither side is thrilled with the final law.

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Just How Good Is Gun Control in New York?

In the era of mass shootings, we may be lucky to have some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, but there’s a clear upstate/downstate divide.

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The End of Fossil Fuels in New York?

New York lawmakers have passed the most ambitious climate plan in the country. But how will we get to net-zero emissions by 2050? TBD.