The state Division of Human Rights considers prisons, jails, and police departments exempt from human rights law.
New York’s labyrinthine “rate case” process, explained.
Mixed evidence was piling up about a signature New York drug policy experiment. Then the state stopped releasing the data.
Albany empowered its community oversight board. But the police department and the city’s top attorney are stonewalling.
New York’s top elected officials showered the Brooklyn party with praise, but is it doing anything to support its candidates?
The health department has blown past deadlines to implement legislation encouraging lifesaving transplants — along with at least five other laws.
At a heated town meeting, a resident warned “pedophiles or criminals” would move into new housing.
They’re on their way, officials promise. But they’re years late.
Prescribed burns are banned in New York’s largest tracts of forest, but some rangers say they need to torch the brush to save the trees.
The legislation follows New York Focus reporting that showed a major gas utility may have been siphoning off customers’ bills to fund an anti-electrification campaign.
In the state’s byzantine system for addiction services, some people don’t know they have tenants’ rights. Some don’t have them at all.
It was hard enough to get back on Social Security and Medicaid after incarceration. Then Eric Adams slashed reentry services.
Kathy Hochul proposed an executive order to extend the controversial 421-a tax break. Labor unions shot it down.
In Syracuse, the I-81 viaduct has two groups at war. One wants to tear it down, one wants to leave it up — all in the name of environmental justice.
In emails to the governor’s office, the Real Estate Board of New York proposed scaled back tenant protections for the state budget.
For Daniel Martuscello III, New York prisons are a family business.
In New York’s third-largest city, locals are sick of skyrocketing bills and dirty fuel sources. They’re fighting against long odds for the public to own the grid.
Former Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s resignation broke a conservative lock on the Court of Appeals.
Massena residents fought the local utility to bring their electric grid under public control. Forty years later, they say it’s still paying off.
ID.me’s facial recognition tool was supposed to help administer unemployment securely. Users say the tech has barred them from their accounts — and their paychecks.
Air-polluting “peaker” plants were a top priority for closure in New York’s green transition. But the state isn’t building clean energy fast enough to replace them on time.
Democratic lawmakers who rent their homes are far more likely to back tenant protections and new housing supply than those who own, a New York Focus analysis found.
Trade groups are spending big to fight legislation that would restrict single-use packaging and bar their preferred “chemical recycling” technologies.
The policy and its sudden reversal will be among Acting Commissioner Anthony Annucci’s last acts.
A new letter from the federal government is energizing a push to expand health insurance for undocumented New Yorkers, but time is running out.
New York prisons may have effectively banned journalism behind bars.
Some counties pay social services workers so little, the people who administer benefits end up applying themselves.
The governor’s team coordinated meetings between her failed chief judge nominee and Senate Republicans in the days before a key committee vote, emails show.
Formerly incarcerated “peers” offer drug counseling to people in county jails — when they can get in.
A new bill would subject the state prison system to independent oversight for sexual assault complaints. The Senate has two weeks to bring it to a floor vote.
Biofuels, hydrogen, carbon capture, and nuclear: These are some of the technologies that will be on the table as New York weighs how to clean up its grid over the next 17 years.
While the governor awaits guidance from the federal government, thousands of undocumented New Yorkers can’t afford to go to the doctor.
Annucci has been characterized as an institutionalist loyal to the prison system above all else — even, at times, the law.
National Fuel customers paid for a website directing New Yorkers to oppose electrification mandates, documents show.
Counties across the state are blowing past legal deadlines to process SNAP applications, leaving families struggling to eat. The delays may be about to get even worse.
At Belmont Park’s opening day, local brass celebrated a windfall of state cash. Hardly any fans showed up.
New York tied its minimum wage to inflation — but exceptions in Governor Hochul’s plan will likely cancel wage increases in many years.
Andrew Cuomo named Anthony Annucci acting commissioner of New York prisons back in 2013. Now, someone his agency incarcerates is trying to take him out.
It’s finally here. Late Tuesday night, lawmakers voted on the last of New York’s 10 budget bills. We broke down what’s in them.
Budget legislation released Monday night includes eight pages of bail law markups — significantly more than the governor announced last week. A vote is imminent.