Blake Zeff doesn’t think much of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s repeatedly promises to push for public campaign financing.

Hillary Clinton laid out a policy agenda that plunged her into the heart of the conversation about the country’s future.

Sen. Chuck Schumer doesn’t believe Mayor Bloomberg’s gun control ads targeting senators who voted against a background check provision are effective.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he expressed his displeasure with Bloomberg in a phone call this week over his plan to target Democratic senators who voted “no.”

View the official 2013 NYC mayoral debate schedule here.

AG Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco DA George Gascón launched a national initiative to get the cell phone industry to adopt technologies that would deter theft by drying up the secondary market on which stolen devices are sold.

Money for programs for the developmentally disabled will be restored under a tentative agreement reached by lawmakers and the governor.

Democrtaic NYC mayoral candidate/ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner defended his lackluster congressional record after he was deemed as all show and no substance by the New York Times.

GOP NYC mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis has a new radio ad.

Changing his mind for the third time, GOP NYC mayoral candidate George McDonald has decided to accept matching funds.

Assemblyman Marcus Crespo proposed a week-long tax holiday for the purchase of emergency supplies like weather radios, generators and other gear.

The Town of Dryden is asking the state’s top court to reject a request to appeal decisions that have upheld its local hydrofracking ban.

Director Josh Fox is screening “Gasland 2″ at Onondaga Community College tonight.

It looks like Democratic Manhattan BP Scott Stringer is getting a Republican opponent in the NYC comptroller’s race.

A production company making a documentary film about the song “Happy Birthday to You” has filed a lawsuit in New York over the copyright to the world’s most famous tune.

Saying that every city needs an Irish mayor, Northern Ireland’s Lord Mayor of Belfast endorsed NYC Council Speaker/Democratic mayoral hopeful Chris Quinn (without mentioning her name).

New York is the first state in the nation to publish its provisional open data guidelines and seek public comment on GitHub, an open source platform that allows for open collaboration and sharing.