New York State

New York has brought back in-person proceedings for minor misdemeanors.
New York has prematurely brought back in-person proceedings for minor misdemeanors.
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee Liz Krueger on March 30, 2021.
Between Democratic supermajorities and mounting crises, the governor seems to have caved on some major sticking points on legal weed.
A new state app allows users to carry proof of vaccinations or negative COVID-19 tests.
The Excelsior Pass promises to be key to New York’s reopening, but there are privacy concerns about the program.
Students at Phyl's Academy in Brooklyn.
The upcoming state budget gives state liberals a chance to win a yearslong fiscal fight with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Demonstrators at Washington Square Park on Monday, March 29.
Pay stubs and bank statements could prevent undocumented workers from receiving retroactive pandemic relief.
City & State Editor in Chief Ralph Ortega
How Crystal Peoples-Stokes, the first woman and first African American to serve as Assembly majority leader in New York state, rose to power on helping others.
Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes
How the first woman, and first African American, to serve as Assembly majority leader fought for equitable marijuana legalization.
New York State Building & Construction Trades Council President Gary LaBarbera
Gary LaBarbera wants a prevailing wage on green projects, legislation against wage theft and “due process” for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Gov. Cuomo on March 24, 2021.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
The "Abolition Living Room" created by protestors
The number of renters suffering hardships due to COVID-19 and seeking moratoriums on their rent through May 1, has more than tripled.