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How New Eviction Moratorium Can Help Tenants, Landlords and Homeowners

State lawmakers voted earlier this month to amend New York’s eviction moratorium to fit the U.S. Supreme Court’s requirements and extend it until the new year. But anyone seeking protection needs to take action. Here’s how...

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‘Independent’ Redistricting Panel Draws Partisan Battle Lines in Congress Fight

A bipartisan commission charged with reforming political mapmaking fails its first test as New York Democrats and Republicans deliver dueling congressional and state legislative maps. The gridlock came as House midterm elections loomed.

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New York Eviction Moratorium Poised for Months-Long Extension

A special session in Albany is imminent to extend a pandemic pause keeping tenants in their homes following a Supreme Court strikedown. Meanwhile, a $2.7 billion relief program still struggles to get aid paid.

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Eric Adams’ Aqueduct Casino Bid Scandal Interview Transcript Reveals Contradictions and Shaky Memory

The now-mayoral candidate repeatedly told investigators he couldn’t remember key details of his birthday bash at a fancy Manhattan club, documents show. Among the guests: bidders for a "racino" contract who donated thousands to his campaign.

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

Billions in hikes mark a defeat for Cuomo and business leaders who warn of an exodus unless Biden restores state and local deductions. The deal represents a victory for progressives who say the rich must pay more COVID costs.

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NY Cancels Most Regents Exams in Response to Biden Administration Refusal to Scrap 2021 Standardized Tests

The news is a victory for parents, students and advocates who have been pushing to cancel the exams and unlink them from graduation requirements. Only Regents exams in Algebra I, English, living environment, and earth science will be administered this June.

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After ‘Horrifying’ Rochester Arrest, City Advocates Call on Cuomo to Keep Kids Out of Cop Hands

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New York’s State Senate Democrats Gain a Supermajority. What Could They Do With It?

Ending evictions, eliminating months of owed rent, legalizing marijuana and taxing the rich become more feasible now that the threat of a Cuomo veto is less daunting.

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Bail Reform Rollback Battle Rips Rift in Albany

Senate rethink of mandatory pretrial release for criminal defendants opens divide among Democrats as Assembly activists slam "Jim Crow-style" flip.

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Cuomo’s Recipe to Plug $6B Budget Hole: Everyone Shares Medicaid Pain

Proposed Medicaid changes could leave NYC on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars a year as governor put forward record $178.6 billion plan.

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Greenpoint Activist Vies to Unseat 47-Year Incumbent Lentol

With her Brooklyn Assembly run, community board member and environmental advocate Emily Gallagher joins wave of upstarts rattling entrenched pols.

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Albany Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

The bill passed the Senate Monday — and passed muster with the governor following an 11th-hour drama that threatened to upend the measure.

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Airport Workers Turn to Albany for Healthcare and Paid Leave Benefits

Late-session legislation seeks to mandate employer-provided benefits for airport and transportation hub workers from private contracting outfits.