Nick Langworthy

Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Karen DeWitt

The leader of the New York state Senate says she does not think there will be new broad based taxes on the wealthy to close the state’s multibillion dollar budget shortfall. Democratic Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins remarks come as a liberal-leaning think tank is issuing a report that finds New York has the highest level of income inequality in the nation. 

Karen Dewitt

New York state’s Republican Party chair is angered over the news that a commission to create a public campaign finance system for the state plans to issue its report on Thanksgiving Eve — traditionally a time when politicians release items that they want to downplay.

Nick Langworthy
Karen DeWitt

The head of the state’s Republican Party says there’s no need to require New Yorkers to buy new license plates beginning in 2020 if their current plates are still readable and in good condition.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress Wednesday, and the resignation of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló. 

Nick Langworthy, left
Matt Ryan / New York Now

New York’s Republican Party met in a hotel outside Albany Monday to choose its new chair. The Buffalo area’s Nick Langworthy replaces Ed Cox, the son-in-law of President Richard Nixon. The 38-year-old GOP chair promises to bring new energy to the fight against the state’s dominant Democratic Party.

Ed Cox, left, and Nick Langworthy speak with the media in Albany Tuesday
Karen DeWitt

There is going to be a change at the top of New York’s Republican Party. Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy has gathered the support of the majority of county chairs, and will be replacing Ed Cox in July. The two met with the media Tuesday to talk about the transition.