Busy summer of elections ahead for New York

Summer can often be a quiet period for New York politics. That won’t be the case in 2022. Between scheduled elections, a confusing ongoing legal battle over redistricting and congressional vacancies, there will be many consequential political contests filling the summer months. The latest wrench thrown was US Rep. Tom Reed’s sudden resignation from Congress … Read more

How abortion laws could change in New York

Democratic elected officials in New York have signaled they will take action to enhance the state’s current abortion laws after the release of a draft ruling at the US Supreme Court that could lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. If the court does rule and issue the opinion that became public this week, … Read more

Insurance coverage for undocumented New Yorkers requested

Expanding health insurance coverage to undocumented New Yorkers has won support from a broad coalition of political pundits, business lobbyists and immigrant rights advocates as state lawmakers are debating whether to include it in the state budget due next week. The issue of extending health insurance to undocumented people in the state has gone largely … Read more

Poll: Hochul job performance rating drops; voters like bail law changes

ALBANY—Gov. Kathy Hochul’s job performance rating among voters dropped over the last month to her lowest point since taking office in August, but her tightening of a bail law that critics had said let some dangerous suspects free won support among registered voters, according to a poll released Monday . The Siena College Research Institute … Read more

Suozzi calls Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law ‘reasonable’

Rep. Tom Suozzi, who is running against Gov. Kathy Hochul in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, called “reasonable” a controversial new Florida law aimed at discouraging discussion of sexuality and gender in classrooms. classroom. Dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law by its opponents, Democrats and LGBTQ activists rallied against the bill as a discriminatory attempt to … Read more

Amazon and Starbucks union votes are small — but important — victories for American workers

New York CNN Business — Unions have not been so successful in decades. After years of failed organizational efforts and a long and steady decline in the number of private sector workers represented by unions, two grassroots groups recently scored victories at two of the nation’s largest employers: Amazon and Starbucks. These two efforts represent … Read more