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 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law directed billions toward public transit in New York, but the state is choosing to spend billions more on highways.
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.
The governor gave a preview of her budget priorities — and we looked out for 2024’s major fights. Follow along to see what we’re watching.
One hundred and fifteen laws that almost were.
As the governor urges more housing, IDAs are looking to pitch in. Critics say it goes beyond their legal role.
County and municipal economic development agencies play a key role in New York’s wind and solar buildout — but some say it’s not their job.
A growing local faction is demanding that the IDA be dissolved.
A major wind and solar developer is defecting from industry ranks, arguing the state shouldn’t bail out struggling projects.
As a humanitarian crisis deepens, the state’s $25 million solution is off to a slow start. An in-depth look at the opaque program reveals a raft of logistical hurdles and strict eligibility requirements.
Under Roberta Reardon, the agency has recovered less and less of workers’ stolen wages. Meanwhile, staff resign, and replacements lag.
New York’s labyrinthine “rate case” process, explained.
While the governor awaits guidance from the federal government, thousands of undocumented New Yorkers can’t afford to go to the doctor.
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.
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.