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Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez Eyeing Run for State Attorney General, Sources Say

Additional reporting by Reuven Blau and Yoav Gonen Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is weighing a statewide campaign for attorney general if Letitia James leaves the seat to run for governor, eight people familiar with the matter told THE CITY.  In recent weeks, they say, Gonzalez has been making calls to his top supporters and […]

Posted inEnvironment

Hochul Shows Shades of Green, Offering Hope She’ll Kill Queens Fossil Fuel Plant

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s support of two new electricity transmission lines to bring clean energy into the city is giving some hope to opponents of a proposed fossil fuel power plant in Queens. For more than a year, environmental advocates have been protesting against energy company NRG’s plan to replace a half-century-old electrical “peaker” plant in […]

Posted inBudget

Albany’s Tax-the-Rich Deal Sends Wealthy to Washington Looking for Relief

Deals to raise taxes on New York’s millionaires and companies could send both fleeing the state, business leaders and fiscal experts warn — unless Washington steps in and restores some old deductions. Even as legislative leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo had yet to officially seal an agreement on New York’s second straight pandemic budget, all […]

Posted inPolitics

Amazon Slayer Mike Gianaris Gets a Primary Amid Ongoing HQ2 Fallout

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. State Sen. Michael Gianaris’ vocal opposition to Amazon’s proposed Long Island City headquarters brought him widespread attention and a legion of new progressive-leaning fans. When the tech giant abruptly canceled its plans on Valentine’s […]