- Investigators from the State Attorney General’s office interviewed Governor Cuomo for the first time on Saturday, as part of the office’s inquiry into alleged sexual harassment by the Governor.
- A scandal-plagued Cuomo raised $2.2 million over the first six months of the year, giving him over $18 million cash on hand as he heads towards a reelection campaign next year.
- The State’s Covid-19 death toll is 11,000 fewer than the federal count.
- In his first appearance with Governor Cuomo since winning the mayoral primary, Eric Adams attacked New York’s bail reform laws.
- With the Good Cause Eviction bill currently stalled in Albany, tenant activists are focusing on local versions of the law that could pass in several upstate New York cities.
- Mayor De Blasio is pushing the MTA to speed up implementation of congestion pricing, which was originally passed in 2019, but has been held up since then.
- Senator Chuck Schumer announced his opposition to the proposed fracked-gas power plant in Astoria.
- With Covid rates in New York increasing for the first time since vaccine eligibility was opened up, City summer schools have already had to quarantine 80 classrooms.
- Super PACs spent over $36 million on City primaries this cycle, up more than 50% from 2013, the last time there was an open mayoral race at the top of the ticket.
- Elizabeth Crowley conceded to incumbent Donovan Richards in the race for Queens Borough President, in a race that was nearly close enough to trigger an automatic manual recount.
- The most recent vote tallies for the mayoral race show that Adams won by less than a percentage point.
- The Bronx Democratic Party won every City Council race it endorsed in, but a piece in The City suggests that the party apparatus has moved definitively to the left in response to congressional victories by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman.
- Governor Cuomo signed a bill to make it easier to request an absentee ballot in future elections.
- In interviews since his primary victory, Alvin Bragg, the Democratic nominee for Manhattan DA, has reaffirmed his progressive campaign messaging, saying that he disagrees with Eric Adams’ statements on policing.
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