Denis Slattery, New York Daily News

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Recent articles by Denis:

Hochul campaign reports raising more than $10 million since January as primary approaches

Hochul reported bringing in a total of $31.6 million to date and has $18.5 million cash on hand after raising $10.1 million between Jan. 15 and May 23. → Read More

Adult Survivors Act signed into N.Y. law, opening legal window for civil lawsuits

The legislation, modeled after the 2019 Child Victims Act, will temporarily lift the statute of limitations for civil lawsuits against abusers of people over 18 and provide a one-year period for survivors to take legal action. → Read More

N.Y. Legislature approves bill to boot indicted former Lt. Gov. Benjamin from ballot

Despite initial reluctance, the Dem-led Legislature approved a controversial bill allowing a candidate to remove their name from the ballot if they’ve been arrested or are facing criminal charges. → Read More

Hochul’s plan to remove indicted ex-N.Y. Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin from ballot gaining steam

The program bill, from Hochul’s office, would allow someone who is indicted, charged or arrested to remove their name from the ballot. It is expected to pass early next week, sources familiar with the process said. → Read More

The Court of Appeals tossed New York’s congressional maps and threw the primary season into turmoil. What’s next?

A court-appointed “special master” will now work under tight deadlines to craft new congressional and state senate districts as ordered by a lower court while the state Board of Elections and the Legislature work on selecting a potential August date for a new primary. → Read More

N.Y. Democrats back election law change to remove former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin from ballot

An election law change being proposed by Common Cause/NY and sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) would allow a candidate to step off the ballot if they are indicted for a crime, have resigned from the office they are seeking or are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. → Read More

New York’s $220 billion budget by the numbers and what it means for taxpayers’ wallets

Bolstered by federal COVID funds and higher-than-anticipated tax revenues, the Democratic-led Legislature finally approved a sweeping, week-late spending plan Saturday that will boost funds for child care and wages for health care workers, temporarily suspend part of the state’s gas tax as well as overhaul bail laws. → Read More

N.Y. budget stalemate drags on as mental health, changes to Kendra’s law latest sticking point

Many of the governor’s fellow Democrats have pushed back on the potential bail overhauls and other policies, including an expansion of Kendra’s Law, which allows courts to mandate mental health treatment. → Read More

Hochul commits $600 million in state funds for new Buffalo Bills stadium as budget talks continue

Hochul is requesting that New York’s share of the money be approved as capital funds in the state budget, which is due by April 1. → Read More

NYC Comptroller Lander appeals to Albany to fix error that could result in losing post

The city’s fiscal watchdog enlisted the help of Albany lawmakers on Monday to make sure he can keep his job after flagging a filing mishap that could potentially result in his dismissal. → Read More

New York Lt. Gov. Benjamin apologizes for dodging questions over proposed bail changes

Benjamin, a former state senator, apologized for giving reporters the slip and sought to clarify the governor’s position. → Read More

FDNY firefighters union calls out N.Y. senators over banner comparing climate change to 9/11

Firefighters Association President Andrew Ansbro condemned Sens. Robert Jackson (D-Manhattan) and Rachel May (D-Syracuse) on Friday over a photo showing a silhouetted plane labeled “climate change” aimed at the World Trade Center during an Albany rally. → Read More

N.Y. Democrats, environmental activists take heat over banner equating climate change to 9/11

Republicans accused Democrats of using 9/11 “to advance their political agenda” on Tuesday after a group of lawmakers were photographed holding a large sign showing a silhouetted plane labeled “climate change” aimed at the World Trade Center. → Read More

Hochul backs Biden’s Russian oil ban, wary of suspending N.Y. gas tax as prices soar at pump

Gasoline prices hit record-breaking levels — averaging $4.37 a gallon across the Empire State — as Biden announced the U.S. will bar Russian oil imports over the country’s invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

New York Republicans officially give Rep. Lee Zeldin nod in governor’s race

Zeldin called for unity as he slammed Democrats over criminal justice reforms and COVID mask mandates. → Read More

Hochul hosts interstate gun task force, names N.Y. director of gun violence prevention office

The governor hosted the first meeting of the new Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns at the New York State Intelligence Center in East Greenbush following a wave of high-profile shootings, including a Harlem incident that left two NYPD officers dead. → Read More

N.Y.’s rent moratorium ends Saturday; Gov. Hochul, NYC Mayor Adams ask for more federal COVID funds

As the end of the state’s eviction moratorium nears, Hochul joined fellow governors Thursday to call on U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to make more federal pandemic funds available for struggling tenants and landlords. → Read More

Cuomo puts New York ethics panel on legal notice over pandemic book money clawback

The former governor’s legal team issued a request Wednesday calling on the Joint Commission on Public Ethics to preserve any documents related to its December decision ordering Cuomo to relinquish profits following reports that staffers assisted in writing and promoting the tome. → Read More

Cuomo criminal grope charges dismissed by Albany judge

Judge Holly Trexler dismissed the misdemeanor charge and sealed the case against the former governor as he appeared via video with his attorneys days after prosecutors decided not to pursue the case. → Read More

Cuomo forcible touching charges expected to be dropped by Albany DA: report

Albany County District Attorney David Soares is likely not going to pursue the misdemeanor criminal complaint alleging the disgraced governor groped a staffer at the Executive Mansion in late 2020. → Read More