New York’s Next Big Political Battle: Erasing Partisanship in Drawing District Lines

The winners of Tuesday’s New York races for the state Legislature are likely to find themselves campaigning for reelection in 2022 for a district that’s different than the one they just ran to represent. That’s because 2020 is not just an election year, but a once-a-decade Census year. Across the nation, state lawmakers will use […]

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How a North Brooklyn Transfer of Political Power Threatens Millions in Funding to the Area

When voters in Williamsburg and Greenpoint cast their primary ballots in June, they did more than tap a new representative for an Assembly district that’s been held by Joe Lentol since the 1970s. Emily Gallagher’s stunning defeat over one of the most influential members in the state Assembly potentially puts on the chopping block millions […]

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Amazon Slayer Mike Gianaris Gets a Primary Amid Ongoing HQ2 Fallout

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 Day, Amazon supporters laid blame directly on Gianaris (D-Queens) and his appointment to a state board with veto power over the […]

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