Letitia James

New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in New York.
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New York Attorney General Letitia James said Long Island will receive over $200 million in settlement payments to help combat the opioid epidemic. She made the announcement during a tour of the state she is making as she decides whether to run for New York governor.

Democratic party chair Jay Jacobs
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The leader of the state’s Democratic Party is personally endorsing New York Governor Kathy Hochul for election in the June 2022 Democratic primary and next November's general election. State Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs, who is also the leader of the party in Nassau County, joined Suffolk County Democratic Party Chair Rich Schaffer in the endorsement.

New York Attorney General Letitia James
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It’s increasingly likely that New York Gov. Kathy Hochul will face challenges in the June 2022 Democratic primary when she runs for election to the seat next year. Potential opponents include the state’s attorney general and New York City’s public advocate.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in New York.
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In a speech that sounded like the prelude to a campaign, Attorney General Letitia James laid out her plan for overhauling and streamlining state government in New York during an event with business leaders in New York City Wednesday.

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New York could get $1.5 billion from drug makers and distributors to settle claims that they helped fuel the opioid epidemic, according to Attorney General Letitia James.

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