Mayor Bill de Blasio during the budget announcement on April 26.
New York City’s fiscal outlook was improved by the federal pandemic relief package.
State Capitol
Health care, parole reform and climate change legislation could complicate the second half of the 2021 state legislative session.
New York State Senator Robert Jackson
Rounding up the week’s political news.
Assembly Member Marcela Mitaynes
Some moderates voted against the revenue bill, while Democratic Socialists changed their vote at the last minute.
The NYS budget includes $10 million in support for Asian American organizations.
Boosted pay for human services workers, support for Asian American organizations and more.
Grey box with words "Winners & Losers" written in black
Who's up and who's down this week?
Demonstrators at Washington Square Park on Monday, March 29.
Vulnerable people like undocumented immigrants can still fall through the holes of an expanded safety net.
State Capitol
State lawmakers scored major victories on taxes, education funding and aid for undocumented immigrants.
New York has legalized recreational marjuana.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
Assemblymembers Yuh-Line Niou and Amanda Septimo at the Capitol Wednesday.
A half dozen left-leaning legislators stayed overnight outside the governor’s Capitol office to push for their budget priorities.