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.
The county is ready to restart real estate subsidies after a two-year pause. Residents fear it won’t fix their housing crisis.
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.
When local authorities hand out subsidies, school budgets lose revenue. The state teachers union is now pushing back.
The state wants to phase out fossil fuels. Localities have given over a billion dollars in tax breaks to help keep them around.
Some Court of Appeals judges are far more likely to grant requests to hear appeals than others, a New York Focus analysis found.
As book banning sparks outrage in schools and libraries, the censorship of classics like Native Son persists in New York prisons.
The average New Yorker has to travel nearly 10 miles to access methadone, a New York Focus analysis found. Upstate, they have to go even further.
Westchester’s Edgemont community wants to secede from its town — and has scored a legal carveout to let it.
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.
With chapter amendments, governors can make major changes to pending laws. Kathy Hochul uses them more than any executive before her.
New York municipalities used to keep the surplus from foreclosed homes sold at auction. Then the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.
Workers at Long Island’s leading rooftop solar installation firm voted to unionize, in a New York first. Then the company furloughed almost half of them.
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.
A “ghost entity” linked to Tom Suozzi spent $2 million attacking Kathy Hochul. Then the Board of Elections started an investigation, and it disappeared.
One hundred and fifteen laws that almost were.
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The clock is ticking for the governor to sign or veto a bill to expand child care assistance. Her administration might decide it costs too much — but supporters say their numbers are off.