Both challengers, in their races against Rep. Stan Saylor and Sen. Pat Browne, criticized their tenure.
Both challengers, in their races against Rep. Stan Saylor and Sen. Pat Browne, criticized their tenure.
“We are well beyond anything that anyone ever contemplated as far as levels of uncertainty. So obviously, more certainty sooner is better.”
Industry condemns the report, while advocates cite growing climate fears.
“That’s a tougher hill for (Claudia Tenney) to climb, but she’s got a lot of name recognition. She has money; she has incumbency.”
Political observers have said Doug Mastriano would likely have to moderate his positions in order to be successful statewide.
Some voters said they were turned away from the polls because they followed an earlier, incorrect polling place assignment.
The new lines create several new competitive districts, and lower the amount of Democratic-leaning districts overall.
The congressional committee investigating the events of Jan. 6 has subpoenaed Mastriano, but he didn’t appear for a deposition in March.
New York is set to hold a primary election on June 28 for statewide offices, but primaries for congressional and state Senate seats will be held on Aug. 23.
The two are uniting in a last-ditch attempt to winnow support for state Sen. Doug Mastriano, who leads the race so far.
StateImpact Pennsylvania checked in on how climate change and energy issues are playing out in the race for U.S. Senate.
“I’m eager to participate in these debates to highlight our strong track record of getting things done for New Yorkers.”
Judge Patrick McAllister wrote in his decision that he believes the Assembly lines are unconstitutional, but the attempts to intervene in the lawsuit came too late.
Democrats and Republicans will consider a number of races, while unaffiliated voters in some parts of the state will weigh ballot questions.
Reed is leaving the House to join a Washington lobbying firm, Prime Policy Group.
StateImpact Pennsylvania checked in on how climate change and energy issues are playing out in the state’s race for governor.
Alderperson Jorge Defendini said the law will help workers advocate for more equitable pay.
A lower court judge in Steuben County is overseeing the redrawing of the congressional and state Senate maps by an independent redistricting expert.
If conservative judges on the U.S. Supreme Court follow through with a draft opinion leaked earlier this week striking down abortion rights, then as many as 26 states may also outlaw the procedure.
No-excuse mail voting is still valid in Pennsylvania despite an ongoing case before the state Supreme Court.
“You don’t want to mess with the state of New York. And I assure you that this is fight you will not win.”
GOP Gubernatorial candidates strongly support keeping or expanding abortion restrictions, while legislative leaders aren’t ruling out bills to do that.
More than 50 protesters rallied in downtown Binghamton Tuesday in support of abortion rights.
Delgado had been running for re-election against Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.
For this election cycle, the rule applies only to Benjamin, who was indicted April 12 on federal corruption charges and resigned later that day.
There’s no incumbent, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s poll numbers are falling, and her lieutenant governor was arrested on corruption charges.
The judge ordered state senate and congressional primary elections postponed to August.
The state Board of Elections says its staff is ready to “quickly develop a new Political Calendar for an August primary”.
The New York State Legislature is poised to vote as early as Monday on a bill that would remove disgraced former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin from the primary election ballot.
The state Legislature may decide whether to keep other primaries in June.
The Pennsylvania primary election in 2022 is May 17. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know before you vote.
Alderperson Cynthia Brock said she’s working with the Tompkins County Ethics Board to open an investigation into the former mayor.
New York voters will likely end up going to the polls three times this year, now that the state’s highest court has thrown out new district lines for congressional and State Senate seats, and delayed some primaries originally scheduled for June.
Throughout an hour-long debate in Harrisburg Wednesday — the first debate in which all the frontrunners shared a stage — the four candidates had very few real policy disagreements.
New York’s highest court has struck down the state’s new district lines for Congress and the state Legislature, throwing the June 28 primary into potential chaos.
New York’s new district lines for Congress and State Senate, drawn by the state Legislature, were thrown out on Wednesday by the state’s highest court, which said in a decision that they were drawn “to discourage competition.”
“I would like the Legislature to….(correct) what is really a strange part of our law that does not allow the removal of someone who is under indictment.”
“We seriously disagree with the proposition that this was an egregious gerrymander. We don’t believe it was a gerrymander at all.”
Hawkins and his running mate Gloria Mattera said their first order of business is to get the Green Party on the ballot.
To date, White has dumped $4 million of his own money into his campaign — more self-funding than any other candidate in the race.
Voters increasingly disapprove of how the governor is handling a number of issues like crime and the economy.
Cornell University is expanding a massive underground research facility. A partnership with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is developing new lightweight materials for use in military aircraft.
Questions About the Disgraced Former Lt. Gov. Continue to Follow Governor Hochul.
Reed touted his work to promote bipartisan consensus building in Congress, but he also painted a grim picture of the growing hyperpartisanship and cynicism he has witnessed on Capitol Hill.
Gov. Kathy Hochul and her opponents have just over two months left to campaign for governor before the June primary.
The candidates focused on differentiating themselves in a crowded field and making an impression on a largely undecided electorate.
The Southern Tier region will receive about $4.8 million from the settlement in 2022. The initial payout on Tuesday totaled about $759,000 for the region.
“I appreciate the ambition, but we want to see what the science says, what the facts say on the application and ultimately we’ll make a determination on that and that alone.”
A new proposal sponsored by a New York state Assembly member would make it easier to remove a candidate from office if they are charged with a crime.
A day after her lieutenant governor’s arrest and resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul is trying to manage the fallout.
Corman filed his paperwork to withdraw from the race Tuesday afternoon. But just hours later, he reversed the attempt.
New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin has resigned after being arraigned Tuesday in federal district court on bribery and conspiracy charges.
The charges stem from a City Council meeting last summer.
Experts say the panel is trying to justify sweeping changes to Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot rules.
Brian Benjamin was a state senator when the Manhattan district attorney subpoenaed him last year about an alleged scheme run by a former campaign aide.
“The long-awaited day has arrived,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said.
Van Houten said the Reimaging Public Safety working group lacked full understanding of Ithaca’s existing criminal justice system when it authored the report.
“A number of comments and emails that we received recently made me feel like I was living in some alternate universe,” said Alderperson Ducson Nguyen.
“We’re talking about reimagining public safety. And we’re still hiring more [armed] officers,” said Common Council member Phoebe Brown.
Environmental activists call the move “political.”
Data analysis suggests the Southern Tier saw a slight increase in racial equity since bail reform was first passed, but also more re-arrests.
Democrats immediately said they would appeal the ruling.
The proposals directly oppose the wishes of advocates who have for years pushed to remove elected officials from the process.
A group of 14 citizens, organized by Republican politicians, argue that the new district maps approved by the state Legislature and Gov. Hochul violate the state Constitution.
It’s not yet clear if Hochul’s proposals will become a part of the upcoming budget, though she has backing from some moderate Democrats and many Republicans.
Just as the reforms were about to go into effect, Gov. Kathy Hochul put them on hold, citing an ongoing shortage of health care workers.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is reported to be pushing for changes to New York’s controversial bail reform laws, even though legislative leaders have said they are not yet ready to alter the laws.
“Whether it’s rising crime, sky high taxes, rising cost of living… All of those are an outgrowth of a broken system.”
Pennsylvania’s coordinated campaign has around 40 volunteers stationed across key regions, including 16 on various college campuses
A pair of Democrats in the State Senate have apologized after they posed with a banner in Albany on Tuesday that compared the impact of climate change to 9/11 terror attacks in New York City.
People running for precinct committee or county party spots can now ask for nomination signatures until March 15.
The New York Attorney General’s Office frames it as a misleading attempt by Cuomo to save face after the barrage of controversies.
Enacting these initiatives would use roughly $200,000 of the city’s ARPA funds.
Elected officials in Broome County say they are ready to welcome Ukrainian refugees.
Government reform groups are asking the state Board of Elections to open an investigation into disgraced former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s spending of campaign funds, which he is using to run ads defending his reputation.
Petitioners did, at least immediately, fail to convince the court to pause elections processes currently under way.
The petition argues New York state legislative and executive leaders, all Democrats, improperly passed the maps in violation of the procedures instituted by a constitutional amendment in 2014.
Southern Tier Rep. Tom Reed said he wants more humanitarian and military aid for Ukraine, which could include a deployment of American troops.
New York Republicans met Tuesday to nominate Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin as their candidate for governor. But he will face a primary challenge from other candidates, including Harry Wilson and Andrew Giuliani.
“After four years of Trump…we still have a Governor and Lieutenant Governor who serve the interests of the billionaires and big corporations.”
At least one of the designated nominees could still face a primary challenge for the official nomination in June.
“Cashless bail needs to be repealed, Alvin Bragg needs to be removed. We need to support law enforcement more, not less.”
“Lawmakers have shackled the hands of law enforcement with irresponsible restrictions, while simultaneously allowing violent criminals to operate with impunity.”
It’s been a pitched battle so far, since both major parties have been eyeing the opportunity to claim an edge for several years.
The Conservative Party of New York State didn’t take kindly to Wilson’s announcement Tuesday, saying they’d continue to back Zeldin in the race for governor.
“We can’t accept a world where sovereign nations can be impeded upon,” Rep. Delgado (D-19) said Tuesday.
“I spoke with our keynote speaker today, Hillary Clinton, a few months ago. She tried to persuade me not to run,”
Justices can now either endorse a map chosen by a lower court, choose from the other options, or appoint an outside expert to draw a completely different one.
“There are those who actually believe Democrats are vulnerable this November. I flatly reject that notion right here.”
“We are going to continue speaking to New Yorkers. That is basically the strategy. And let them know what our administration is accomplishing.”
“When I heard he was running for governor, I wanted in. I wanted to be part of that campaign — to shake things up and get something done in Albany.”
New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin called on Broome County Republicans to help drive turnout in the Southern Tier leading into the election this fall.
There are workarounds to problems with technical problems regarding signature verification.
The map could make small changes to the partisan composition of the chamber while improving traditional metrics.
“I think her decision to declare immediately after the boundaries were proposed, reflects an effort to try to deter other potential Republicans…from running.”
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will pick the final map.
Just over a year ago, a judge ordered county elections officials to certify Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-22) as the winner in New York’s 22nd Congressional District race. Elections officials say many of the administrative failures have since been resolved.
The proposed new district includes many of the counties on the shores of Lake Ontario from Niagara to the North Country, but excludes Rochester and Syracuse.
“The real question is whether courts are going to be willing to wade into that.”
New York’s legislature approved new congressional district maps Wednesday that will expand Democrats’ power for years to come in a state where the party already holds a dominating advantage.
“We’re not taking our foot off the gas when it comes to fighting the pandemic,.”
Binghamton City Councilwoman Sophia Resciniti and Robin Alpaugh are looking to unseat nine-term incumbent Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-123).
The Commonwealth Court ruled a key provision of the state’s last major election law overhaul unconstitutional.
“There should be regret for not recognizing and respecting the will of the people.”
“As we unravel the gerrymanders of the past, it doesn’t make it a gerrymander of today. These are districts drawn fairly.”
“(Tenney) is a particularly conservative Republican. She’s very much of a firebrand type and style, like former President Trump in some ways.”
Williams said he’s not against cryptocurrency mining altogether, but wants companies to reevaluate their mining process so it doesn’t use as much electricity.
“To drop the threshold to 40 hours over the next decade will be extremely difficult for farmers and farmworkers alike to absorb.”
The Southern Tier district is currently represented by Rep. Tom Reed (R-23) who announced he would not run for reelection.
Mail voting will remain in place in Pennsylvania for the time being as Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration appeals the decision to the state Supreme Court.
Harder, a Republican, said he intends to make an endorsement in the race in the coming months, but declined to indicate a preference.
Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough spent nearly all of Thursday hearing from groups that drew those maps during proceedings in Harrisburg.
The state Senate voted Monday to approve a Republican-backed plan that nonpartisan analysts say has a clear GOP advantage.
State election law and Dept. of State guidance show ballots are counted and re-counted, a process that’s open to a representative for each candidate and party.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court temporarily blocked the inspection.
Broome County legislators voted along party lines Tuesday night to adopt a new legislative district map, favored by Republicans. Last week, many residents voiced their concerns about the map in a public hearing.
According to the Siena poll, three in 10 New Yorkers think it’s very likely that the U.S. will remain the world’s oldest continuing democracy.
With the Jan. 30 deadline imposed by Pa. Commonwealth Court approaching, the Republican-controlled state Senate is trying to cobble together a compromise.
Gov. Kathy Hochul holds a sizable lead in this year’s race for governor, according to a new poll from Siena College, and that margin could grow after former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wouldn’t run for the office on Tuesday.
Already, conservatives including former President Trump are applauding the news.
“We’re not disparaging, we’re not throwing anybody under the bus, but I think we can do a little bit better.”
Central New York Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) announced Friday that he will not seek reelection in 2022, leaving Congress after first being elected in 2014.
The Broome County Legislature postponed adopting a new map of the county’s 15 legislative districts, Thursday night, following a public hearing. The map would allow many Republican incumbents to keep their current seats.
The proposed congressional redistricting map passed along party lines.
The Pennsylvania House plans to pass a Republican-drawn draft of the map.
A Pennsylvania House committee is moving forward a number of measures.
If the commission fails to agree on a new set of maps to send to the Legislature for consideration, lawmakers will then take over the process.
The New York State Senate approved a package of bills to expand voting access after two ballot proposals to make it easier to vote were rejected in November.
Mastriano was filmed walking past police barricades with protestors at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
A city court judge in Albany has dismissed a charge of forcibly touching a former staffer against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after the Albany County district attorney declined to prosecute, citing a lack of evidence to meet the burden of proof at a trial.
“Being the 44th mayor of the City of Ithaca has been the honor of my lifetime.”
Just over 70% of voters cast ballots in favor of adding language to the New York Constitution guaranteeing “clean air and water, and a healthful environment.”
Candidates are declaring their intentions to run for State Senate across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes.
“We need the state aid from the state to increase. We have to use it to try and drive down property taxes for people.”
New York’s bail reform law does not allocate any additional funds for treatment centers and similar programs, which has been a bipartisan critique of the 2019 policy.
The House Republican caucus blasted out a press release deriding the House proposal as an “extreme partisan gerrymander in favor of Democrats.”
The map approval process drew criticism from fair district advocates, Democrats, and at least one Republican.
As of Monday, no other Democrats had filed to run against her, other than those who’ve now dropped out of the race.
The new congressional map must account for the loss of one seat, dropping the state’s D.C. delegation from 18 to 17 starting with the 2022 races.
Facing a winter surge in COVID-19 infections, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday that masks will be required in all indoor public places unless the businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement.
Both would likely be better for Republican candidates than the current, court-drawn map is, but lawmakers say neither will be their final draft.
“There are a number of important investigations and cases that are underway, and I intend to finish the job.”
The state House GOP selected a map submitted by a former Republican commissioner in Lehigh County emphasizes equal population above all else.
“[For] the things that have some veracity, we’ll do some additional digging and if it’s worthy of being presented before the committee.”
The poll finds that 36% of registered Democrats back Hochul, who is seeking election to the job she ascended to after Cuomo resigned in disgrace in August.
“It’s just uncertain and unclear at this point what the commission will do, what the legislature will do, and when this will all happen.”
Last week, a month after lawmakers introduced the tool, not a single constituent map was shown on the website.
Last week, investigators released emails and text messages from Malatras mocking Lindsey Boylan, an ex-aide to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after she called the work environment toxic in 2019.
One political observer says residency might still become a problem for him on the campaign trail.
The findings are contrary to messaging from the Ithaca Police Department and its labor union, the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association.
“Sadly, New York has been making the same mistakes over and over again on COVID.”
The justice disqualified current Broome County District Attorney Mike Korchak from prosecuting the case, citing a potential conflict of interest.
A group of students at Greene High School in Chenango County have held protests and walkouts against racial, sexual and homophobic harassment by other students.
Advocates are turning to the redistricting process to secure political power, but legal and systemic roadblocks pose a significant challenge.
Suozzi says the polarization between the left and the right and resulting extremism is “killing” the country.
A review done by the New York Daily News alleges Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin provided incorrect information during the vetting process before he took over as lieutenant governor.
The moderate increase to the police budget comes as Ithaca, like many other municipalities in the region, struggles to fill its existing vacancies.
The Assembly report finds that Cuomo oversaw a toxic workplace where he sexually harassed multiple women, and that he used staff to write and edit a $5 million memoir at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An investigative report into several claims of misconduct made against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo was released Monday by the State Assembly, and concluded that the former governor engaged in sexual harassment, used state resources to write a book, and more.
A closer look at school board results in the vastly influential Philadelphia suburbs challenges any decisive electoral storyline.
“We are hopeful he [Wolf] does come to the table [on this bill] and we can help voters vote and help those who administer our elections.”
“How about this New Year’s resolution- that in the days after New Year’s that we say ‘everybody’ back in the office.”
The City of Binghamton and Johnson City will not receive state funds to cover legal fees associated with settling disputes with contractors for the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant restoration and rehabilitation project.
Reporting from news organizations shows Perry played a role in a plot to overturn 2020 election results in some states.
Williams is expected to frame Hochul as a hold-over of the Cuomo administration,
“I will go after politicians who lie, and who think they are above the law. You know I will not stand for it.”
That’s a huge chunk of change, considering former Gov. Andrew Cuomo had $18 million in the bank when he resigned.
The City of Binghamton has been holding public meetings remotely for several months. But it’s not clear whether the city is fulfilling all the requirements under New York state law.