Flush With Biden’s Infrastructure Cash, New York Is Choosing Highways Over Public Transit
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law directed billions toward public transit in New York, but the state is choosing to spend billions more on highways.
If states continue to pursue highway expansions, the infrastructure law could become a net cause of increased emissions.
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.
Her administration says the fund won’t be harmed. Legal experts question whether she can take it at all.
The governor and the Senate have aligned on large swathes of the NY HEAT Act. The Assembly might be ready to move on it, too.
This year, the governor’s budget contains an agenda to combat retail theft. It looks a lot like last year’s plan to curb gun violence.
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.
They’re on their way, officials promise. But they’re years late.
The governor’s proposal for “transit-oriented development” has so far gotten a mixed reception from suburban legislators, who killed a similar plan last year.
Eric Adams pledged to cut police overtime in half. Instead, his initiatives helped it soar to the second-highest level on record.