Inside the chemical lobby’s unusual campaign to protect the fire retardant business
Chemical industry lobbyists are aggressively fighting a bill that would ban the use of toxic flame retardants—including by placing stories in local news outlets with quotes from a tenant organizer who says she didn’t speak to them.
New York’s incarcerated population has been declining for decades. Why is it so hard for prison closures to keep pace?
Hochul’s budget would level off funding for addiction treatment — and use opioid settlement funds to fill the gaps.
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.
A new bill to municipalize Long Island’s utility includes key worker protections that the union had sought.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law directed billions toward public transit in New York, but the state is choosing to spend billions more on highways.
The state wants to phase out fossil fuels. Localities have given over a billion dollars in tax breaks to help keep them around.