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Rebecca C. Lewis

is deputy state politics reporter at City & State.
Public Safety

New York Lieutenant Governor Arrested

Prosecutors say Brian Benjamin was involved in a bribery conspiracy as a state senator.

Public Safety

States Add Mask Mandates, Review Roles as Omincron Variant Spreads

New York's governor declares a major statewide shift in Covid-19 policy, while Colorado's governor says he's leaving masking up to localities.

Infrastructure

One State Nabs $539M in Federal Funds for Struggling Homeowners

New York says it is the first state to receive federal monies for low- and moderate-income homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments due to the pandemic.

Management

Congressman Fighting to Lift SALT Cap is Running For NY Governor

Rep. Thomas Suozzi, a Long Island moderate could shake up next year’s Democratic primary. He's been a key advocate for raising the $10,000 limit on the state and local tax deduction.

Management

A Breakdown of the Andrew Cuomo Investigations

The former New York governor is facing probes at the county, state and federal level. Here’s what's happening.

Finance

Indigenous Tribes Taking the Lead on Legal Weed

While the state dawdles on pot regulations, Native Americans in New York will likely begin sales before the end of the year.