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Three-fourths of Americans say biggest threat to democracy comes from within, according to new Quinnipiac Poll
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Three-fourths of Americans say biggest threat to democracy comes from within, according to new Quinnipiac Poll

In a sharply divided country, Americans agree on this: the bigger danger to the United States comes from within. Seventy-six percent say they think political instability within the country is a bigger danger to the United States compared to the 19 percent who think other countries that are adversaries of […]

SUNY Chancellor Resigns
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SUNY Chancellor Resigns

SUNY Chancellor James Malatras has submitted a letter to the SUNY Board of Trustees announcing his intention to resign his position effective Jan. 14, 2022. Malatras has come under fire in recent weeks for making disparaging remarks about Lindsey Boylan during a public dispute regarding working conditions in the Governor’s Office. […]

Economic opportunity, fighting crime are voters’ top priorities; Hochul leads growing primary field
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Economic opportunity, fighting crime are voters’ top priorities; Hochul leads growing primary field

New York Democrats continue to favor Governor Kathy Hochul in the gubernatorial primary, with 36 percent supporting Hochul, 18 percent backing Attorney General Letitia James, 10 percent supporting New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and 6 percent each for Rep. Tom Suozzi and New York City Mayor Bill de […]

AG hopeful Zephyr Teachout supporting better protections for victims working in public service
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AG hopeful Zephyr Teachout supporting better protections for victims working in public service

State Attorney General candidate Zephyr Teachout hosted a livestream in Foley Square announcing her support for two bills aimed at protecting public employees working in political offices. Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes a loophole for the “personal staff” of elected officials, exempting them from […]

Photo taken of podium when Nick Langworthy, Chairman of the New York State Republican Committee spoke about Republican success in local elections. Legislative Gazette photo by Marlee Capuano.
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GOP points to bail reform as reason for red wave in Long Island DA’s races

Long Island saw a mini red wave on Election Day, with voters electing Republican district attorneys in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. The upsets are being celebrated by the Republican State Committee, which says the results represent New Yorkers’ frustration with Albany’s controversial bail reform laws passed in 2019. Bail […]