The Sheriffs’ Association lobbied against a bill to provide medication for opioid addiction in jails. Since it passed, they’ve failed to evaluate thousands of people for treatment.
A growing local faction is demanding that the IDA be dissolved.
A surprise plan to shutter a jail in Syracuse’s Onondaga County spurred a chaotic political skirmish — and left local incarcerated people in the lurch.
Men locked up in the Broome County jail describe an opioid treatment program so shoddy, they risk withdrawal, relapse, and overdose.
A group of Manhattan Democrats wants to force County Leader Keith Wright to choose between working for the party and working for a lobbying firm.
A major wind and solar developer is defecting from industry ranks, arguing the state shouldn’t bail out struggling projects.
In California, getting labor on board was essential to addressing the housing crisis. In New York, unions say the governor has barely tried.
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.