Counties across the state are blowing past legal deadlines to process SNAP applications, leaving families struggling to eat. The delays may be about to get even worse.
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.
Andrew Cuomo named Anthony Annucci acting commissioner of New York prisons back in 2013. Now, someone his agency incarcerates is trying to take him out.
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.
The confirmations of Rowan Wilson and Caitlin Halligan may reverse the Court of Appeals’ rightward trend.
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.
Private attorney Caitlin Halligan helped let Chevron off the hook for billions of dollars it owed Ecuadorians over the company’s pollution of the Amazon.
The confluence of rising commissary prices, stagnant wages, and a package ban are making basic items inaccessible.
As the governor negotiates the state budget with a legislature that rejected her last chief judge pick, she has selected a sitting liberal to lead the Court of Appeals.
A new legal challenge takes aim at the New York prison department for locking hundreds of people up in solitary over offenses that should be exempt.
Comptroller Brad Lander is scrutinizing the climate impacts of private equity investments — an area his counterpart in Albany has yet to address.
As Westchester Democrats weigh whether to endorse the former Republican, the party chair calls his critics a “lynch mob.”
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.