How a Hamptons mine, in defiance of New York’s top court, keeps trucking out precious piles of sand.
New York Focus revealed routine secret instructions used to guide judges’ decisions. Civil rights lawyers are suing to make them public.
A Rochester-area political ad firm spent four times the limit in a recent Democratic primary. It’s not clear it will face any consequences.
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.
Will putting a price on trash keep the state’s garbage from overflowing?
The addiction epidemic is getting worse in the Capital Region. Through local zoning laws, residents fight to keep the state’s solutions out of their backyards.
Under Roberta Reardon, the agency has recovered less and less of workers’ stolen wages. Meanwhile, staff resign, and replacements lag.
The state Division of Human Rights considers prisons, jails, and police departments exempt from human rights law.
New York’s labyrinthine “rate case” process, explained.
Mixed evidence was piling up about a signature New York drug policy experiment. Then the state stopped releasing the data.
Albany empowered its community oversight board. But the police department and the city’s top attorney are stonewalling.
New York’s top elected officials showered the Brooklyn party with praise, but is it doing anything to support its candidates?
The health department has blown past deadlines to implement legislation encouraging lifesaving transplants — along with at least five other laws.
At a heated town meeting, a resident warned “pedophiles or criminals” would move into new housing.
They’re on their way, officials promise. But they’re years late.
Prescribed burns are banned in New York’s largest tracts of forest, but some rangers say they need to torch the brush to save the trees.
The legislation follows New York Focus reporting that showed a major gas utility may have been siphoning off customers’ bills to fund an anti-electrification campaign.
In the state’s byzantine system for addiction services, some people don’t know they have tenants’ rights. Some don’t have them at all.
Kathy Hochul proposed an executive order to extend the controversial 421-a tax break. Labor unions shot it down.
In Syracuse, the I-81 viaduct has two groups at war. One wants to tear it down, one wants to leave it up — all in the name of environmental justice.