New York’s new leader has pledged to improve access to public records – but hasn’t yet committed to the policy reforms transparency experts say are needed.
City leaders have awarded a contract to provide city retirees private Medicare-like insurance to a corporate coalition termed “The Alliance.” Former public workers worry their coverage may change.
A political moderate and former Congressperson and bank executive, Hochul stands to make history as New York’s first woman governor, but may face fierce challengers in next year’s election.
The New York Court of Appeals participates in impeachment trials. Cuomo has appointed all seven members, including two of them in June
At a meeting that included an attempt by party leadership to prevent several district leaders from voting, the party made seven picks - six of whom were donors to the party and its leaders.
An appellate court ordered hearings for defendants facing orders of protection that could separate them from their homes and families. But some judges — following a memo from state court officials — aren’t adhering to the ruling, defense lawyers say.
In Buffalo, socialist India Walton scored a landmark win against a four-term incumbent mayor. In nearby Rochester, shakeups on the city council and county legislature could chart a new course for local politics.
This year, state legislators passed major bills in response to the overdose crisis. Will Cuomo sign them?
Jeremy Zellner uses his dual role as Erie County’s chief election administrator and Democratic Party chair to create obstacles for outsider candidates, critics charge.
“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.
“The police can only go as far as the DA lets them,” one defense attorney said.
A progressive campaign to block the confirmation of Governor Cuomo’s nominee to the New York Court of Appeals failed by just a few votes
The former federal prosecutor joined the Democratic Party in 2017, after registering with no party and casting ballots only in presidential-year contests.
Madeline Singas, a close Cuomo ally, has been a prominent opponent of criminal justice reforms and has taken a punitive approach as Nassau County DA, defenders say.
Under Tali Farhadian Weinstein’s leadership, Brooklyn’s unit exonerated just three people — a far lower rate than in previous years.
Manhattan D.A. candidates vow to reduce lengthy sentences—but sharp differences between their approaches remain
A quarter million retired city workers could be left with bigger health insurance bills and fewer doctor choices under a city plan to change their health insurance.
The major provisions of New York’s 2021 budget.
A 2011 rule prevents New York from adequately funding Medicaid, advocates say. This year’s budget could see it repealed.
In 2019, Broome County promised an addiction treatment program in its jail. Two years later, the program is a “farce,” one advocate said.