Hochul and Senate Clash on Public Power, With Utility Workers on Sidelines
The New York Power Authority manages resources built half a century ago. But a plan to make it the vanguard of clean energy could be hamstrung by labor-environmentalist divisions.
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.
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.
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.