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.
Kathy Hochul and the legislators are closing in on a final state budget. As they settle their differences, we’ll keep you up to date on the latest.
“It’s done. It’s not happening,” an Assembly source told New York Focus. Lawmakers are poised to reject measures to boost housing supply and protect renters.
Democratic Assembly leaders refused to entertain the governor’s primary tactic to achieve housing growth and affordability.
New York law requires utilities to build out gas infrastructure at customers’ expense. The Senate wants to close the spigot.
The confluence of rising commissary prices, stagnant wages, and a package ban are making basic items inaccessible.
Comptroller Brad Lander is scrutinizing the climate impacts of private equity investments — an area his counterpart in Albany has yet to address.
Last-minute legislation would transform New York’s climate law, allowing significantly higher emissions over the next decade.
With budget talks at a stalemate, Hochul offered the legislature new draft language on bail. It would accomplish largely the same result as her previous plan: a dramatic expansion in judges’ ability to set bail.
The governor buried policies in her budget proposal that would give police and prosecutors more leverage over people with opioid addictions.
Deceptive Facebook ads, hundreds of thousands of mailers to customers, six-figure lobbying campaigns — here’s how fossil fuel companies are fighting to keep electrification at bay.
Mayors said they aren’t interested in state grants to expand housing. “You can’t dig a hole in the ground for that kind of money,” one told New York Focus.