Hochul’s budget would level off funding for addiction treatment — and use opioid settlement funds to fill the gaps.
The county is ready to restart real estate subsidies after a two-year pause. Residents fear it won’t fix their housing crisis.
The average New Yorker has to travel nearly 10 miles to access methadone, a New York Focus analysis found. Upstate, they have to go even further.
The governor has neglected to announce a public emergency over the increasingly deadly opioid epidemic. Observers are perplexed.
Police training materials link the discredited “excited delirium syndrome” to synthetic marijuana use.
Her administration says the fund won’t be harmed. Legal experts question whether she can take it at all.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law directed billions toward public transit in New York, but the state is choosing to spend billions more on highways.
A new bill to municipalize Long Island’s utility includes key worker protections that the union had sought.
The state wants to phase out fossil fuels. Localities have given over a billion dollars in tax breaks to help keep them around.
Workers at Long Island’s leading rooftop solar installation firm voted to unionize, in a New York first. Then the company furloughed almost half of them.
New York municipalities used to keep the surplus from foreclosed homes sold at auction. Then the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.
A laundry company wants to turn its factory into 13-story apartment buildings, sparking the latest in a series of fierce zoning fights.
As the governor urges more housing, IDAs are looking to pitch in. Critics say it goes beyond their legal role.
When local authorities hand out subsidies, school budgets lose revenue. The state teachers union is now pushing back.
Long-term subs stay with the same classes and can serve like full-time teachers. New York City schools misclassify them — so their pay doesn’t reflect that.
The state established Covid leave to compensate employees who fell ill during the pandemic. One group of essential workers has been unable to claim it.
Migrants from Mauritania and Senegal were the most likely to receive eviction notices, but not the most populous groups in shelters, a New York Focus analysis found.
City policies have proven so volatile, even aid workers urged asylum seekers to get out of New York if they can.
As a humanitarian crisis deepens, the state’s $25 million solution is off to a slow start. An in-depth look at the opaque program reveals a raft of logistical hurdles and strict eligibility requirements.