New York Focus obtained and analyzed a proposal presented by Senate leadership to the chamber’s Democratic caucus.
The Albany Criminal Court issued a criminal summons charging Cuomo with a Class A misdemeanor.
An analysis by New York Focus and Gothamist/WNYC reveals the judges who set bail most frequently, driving up the jail population as it entered crisis.
“The whole city is up for grabs”: from office of the comptroller to the city council, progressives could pull off a wave of critical victories.
First, the state failed to protect people in prison from the virus. Then, it obscured the full scope of the crisis, advocates charge.
The major provisions of New York’s 2021 budget.
“A year from now, this money will still be in the hands of Governor Cuomo, unused - and that’s exactly what he wants.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing to impose stringent requirements, according to lawmakers and tenant advocates, that could delay and decrease aid.
Tax-the-rich advocates critiqued the figure as too low, and also said the Assembly is significantly behind the Senate on key progressive spending priorities.
With the state ethics commission widely seen as controlled by the governor, legislators are looking for other ways to investigate the allegations.
“The governor’s twisting himself in knots to not offend rich people,” the number two Democrat in the state Senate said.
Democratic leadership appointed David Friedfel, the top state policy analyst at the Citizens Budget Commission, to a key staff position in budget negotiations.
The Senate has proposed raising $4 billion in revenue before the end of the year, but the Assembly is unwilling go much higher than $2 billion, sources say.
“Are you going to hire every single able-bodied Republican political operative?” Cuomo’s senior staff filled with top Republicans, to Democrats’ frustration
Incarcerated people have one week left to claim their stimulus checks. But many say their prisons aren’t providing the paperwork.
Defendants awaiting trial were supposed to be offered a more affordable form of bail. But some judges have set the price sky-high on bonds, leaving many behind bars.