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Josefa is the state Capitol reporter for THE CITY. She’s previously worked at The Associated Press, Politico New York and the New York Law Journal covering the governor and Legislature. Most recently she worked as a money-in-politics reporter for the startup Sludge.

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Albany Readies to Renew Remote Meeting Option for New York Government Bodies

With a law allowing Zoom sessions expiring even as omicron spreads, Gov. Kathy Hochul has a bill on her desk that would virtual sessions for as long as pandemic emergency lasts.

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These Are the 17 Victims of the Bronx Twin Parks Fire

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In Sweeping ‘State of the State,’ Hochul Sets Stage for Governor Campaign

From transit linking Brooklyn and Queens to incentives to keep health care workers on the job to green-building overhauls, speech highlights roads to recovery.

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Hochul Signals Aim to Let Eviction Moratorium Expire, Albany Sources Say

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COVID Schools Crisis Tests Eric Adams in First Days as Mayor

School attendance plunged to 67% on the first day back to classes, as unvaccinated children fill hospital intensive care units.

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Hochul Ready to Rev Up Ethics Overhaul to Clean Up After Cuomo, Senate Ally Says

The governor could strengthen the weak watchdog commission — or even replace it, as proposed by Manhattan Sen. Liz Krueger, who says stay tuned for a Hochul announcement. The Cuomo probe, meanwhile, offers a blueprint for reform.

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How Letitia James’ Governor’s Race Exit Shakes Up New York Politics Again

"Her heart just wasn’t in it," said one longtime supporter of the attorney general, whose challenge to Gov. Kathy Hochul was put within reach by her own role in toppling Andrew Cuomo. The announcement upends the contests for both governor and AG.

Andrew Cuomo’s Smear Team: His Brother and Top Advisers, Transcripts Reveal

When the governor got hit with sexual harassment allegations, CNN host Chris Cuomo and current and former gubernatorial aides quietly crafted a plan to discredit accusers, according to newly released interviews, emails and text messages.

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Eric Adams Wavers on Bail Beef-Up Pledge, Demands Judges Use Their Muscle

The mayor-elect, appearing on ABC’s "The View," told Whoopi Goldberg a meeting with a bail bill architect convinced him it’s possible to lock up dangerous offenders without an Albany roll-back of reforms.

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Rent Shocks Recharge Push for New Tenant Rights in a Changing Albany

Concerns about rising rents galvanize the race for governor as Letitia James states her support for the "Good Cause" bill limiting rent hikes and evictions — while Kathy Hochul keeps a careful distance.