GOP sues to block law letting noncitizens vote in NYC elections

Republicans are suing to prevent noncitizens from voting in New York City elections under a new local law, which allows more than 800,000 noncitizens and "Dreamers" in the city to vote in municipal elections. Republican elected officials in New York City want a court to block the law and declare it unconstitutional.

Diversifying the City Council in New York

New Yorkers citywide used ranked choice voting for the first time in the June primaries.  Ranking the top five candidates instead of just one has been credited with helping get more women and minorities elected to public office.

NYC councilman wants mask mandate reinstated

With COVID-19 cases climbing in all 50 states, New York City Councilman Mark Levine, who chairs the Health Committee, is calling for the indoor mask mandate to be reinstated even for the vaccinated.