New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, in a pointed letter to the federal government, demanded the full information on the scores of migrant children taken away from their parents and shipped to the city from the Mexican border
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has demanded that state-licensed foster care agencies hand over the names of children taken from their parents at the southern border in their care, and is threatening legal action to get the data.
The Children's Home of Kingston is quietly serving as one of the detention facilities for migrant children who've been separated from their parents at the border, though it remains unknown how many kids are there
In an interview with NY1, Cuomo edged away from holding a special session to reauthorize New York City’s speed camera program near schools, saying intransigence in the Republican-controlled state Senate makes the issue difficult.
Internet news company The Daily Dot is suing the New York Police Department for its alleged refusal to release documents relating to President Donald Trump's gun license application, which were requested under the Freedom of Information Law.
As the New York City Council furthers a bill that would regulate Airbnb, the $30 billion home-sharing company is planning to run TV ads accusing certain lawmakers of caving to campaign donations from the hotel workers union.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, the outside law firm hired by de Blasio to defend him against a probe by federal law enforcement officials, billed taxpayers as much as $850 an hour as part of a $2.63 million agreement.
Former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos repeatedly asked a real estate company to help his son when company executives also were seeking Skelos’ support for legislation, one executive testified in the senator’s retrial on federal corruption charges.
State education officials, for the second year in a row, have acknowledged a scoring glitch in a controversial Regents geometry exam administered earlier this week to thousands of high-school students statewide.
Nixon spoke at St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Manhattan, which became the latest in a wave of religious institutions in New York City providing services and shelter to immigrants facing deportation or detention.
Two New York City public hospitals, Bellevue and North Central Bronx Hospital, have treated 12 young immigrant children who were separated from their parents at the southern border for physical and mental illnesses, including one who was suicidal.
A judge ruled that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was cleared of any wrongdoing in the sexual harassment accusation against Sam Hoyt, a former top official at the Empire State Development Corp., who recently had that complaint dismissed.
More than six dozen appointments from Cuomo were approved by the state Senate in the final days of the legislative session, including two appointees, Lisa Baker and Nazee Moinian, who have each given more than $80,000 to the governor’s political campaigns.
A key government witness testified that Todd Howe, the corrupt lobbyist at the center of the Buffalo Billion upstate bid-rigging trial of former SUNY official Alain Kaloyeros told clients the key to good relations with Cuomo was praising him.
The New York City Police Department named a new task force of outside law enforcement officials to review the department’s internal disciplinary policies that have come under criticism for their ambiguity and secrecy.
Records show that Suraj Patel, the young hospitality executive challenging Rep. Carolyn Maloney in Tuesday’s congressional primary, appeared to have already spent money earmarked for the general election, a violation of federal election law.
When New York City public school students return to school, speed cameras will be dark and reckless drivers will speed with impunity, all because state government is held hostage by state Sen. Simcha Felder.
De Blasio’s ridiculous publicity stunt when he visited a Texas immigration center is just a taste of what to expect for his remaining time in office: an all-out effort to win national headlines to boost his progressive reputation – New York City’s needs be damned.
When an elected district attorney departs from his or her sworn obligation to be fair, ethical and competent, there must be consequences, so Cuomo must sign a bill recently passed that would create a commission to investigate prosecutorial misconduct.
The state legislative session that just ended was so bad it didn’t even produce a “big ugly,” and content to thrash about in their mutual dysfunction, the parties deserve each other, but the state deserves better.
The establishment Democrats’ congressional primary winning streak will be tested again on Tuesday in New York City, where primary contests feature four Democratic challengers in one of the densest concentrations of intraparty battles in the nation.
A shortage of correction officers at the Federal Metropolitan Correctional Center is forcing officers to work three or four double shifts a week, and as a consequence of the low staffing levels, the facility has been having trouble keeping contraband out of the facility.
On Staten Island and in a handful of Brooklyn neighborhoods that make up the 11th Congressional District, the Democratic primary has remained largely under the radar, with most of the attention focused on Max Rose.
Following a bevy of commitments Friday and Saturday, the proudly out New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson will walk the Pride March route not once, but twice on Sunday, but he also says Pride is more than parades and parties.
President Donald Trump said that Republicans should stop “wasting their time” on immigration, suggesting they put off efforts to pass legislation until after the November elections, when he predicted more GOP members of Congress will be elected.
In a major statement on privacy in the digital age, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government generally needs a warrant to collect troves of location data about the customers of cellphone companies.
The U.S. is preparing to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four American military bases as federal officials struggled to carry out President Donald Trump’s order to keep immigrant families together at the border.
The House passed its farm bill by a vote of 213-211 after weeks of uncertainty over whether leadership would be able to secure enough support within the fractious GOP to pass a measure that is critical to farm country.
Research Director, Empire Center for Public Policy
THIS YEAR'S RANK: 97CHANGE: -4
LAST YEAR'S RANK: 97
As founder and research director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, E.J. McMahon is a go-to expert on budget plans and policy proposals. His organization promotes greater transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility in state government, which often puts him at odds with lawmakers and the governor. McMahon previously worked as a journalist in Albany, as an Assembly Republican staffer and a budget adviser for almost 30 years, giving him great insight into the goings-on in the Capitol.