Republished with permission from the Legislative Gazette. For the first time in almost a decade, Democrats will hold a firm majority control of the New York State Senate. Based on preliminary numbers from the State Board of Elections, Democrats appeared to have secured a total 39 seats in the state […]

Written by Bryce A. Eckwall, edited and packaged by Aiyana Edmund and Matthew Apuzzo Helping small business, renewable energy, education and health care are among the Democrats’ shared priorities Six Democratic candidates debated at SUNY New Paltz on Wednesday to determine who will challenge Republican John Faso for the 19th […]

Andrew Cuomo defended his seat as governor of New York against challenger Robert Astorino. Cuomo received 54 percent of the vote to Astorino’s 41 percent, pulling 1,918,744 democratic votes to Astorino’s Republican 1,442,655, according to The Associated Press. Cuomo, a Democrat elected as governor in 2010, has committed his term […]

As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defends his proposed state budget for the coming fiscal year, a debate is brewing over whether the governor should extend an income tax increase, dubbed the “millionaire’s tax,” on the wealthiest New Yorkers. This tax hike, which, despite its name, would affect individuals earning […]

Just nine days before an election expected to be riddled with incumbent casualties, popular Democratic U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and his Republican opponent Jay Townsend took their differences to the debate room. The often contentious debate was held Sunday night at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. The questions addressed the […]

Tuesday’s midterm elections saw a steady turnout of voters at New Paltz Middle School. Electoral inspectors opened the polling place doors at 6 a.m., with hundreds of people passing through them before noon. New Paltz Town Supervisor Toni Hokanson was among the voters. She said the 50 percent turnout in […]