New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a full investigation into Con Edison following a blackout in Brooklyn, stating there should be an “examination” as to whether the city needs a “new entity” to provide electricity going forward.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. will face another 2021 challenger as Janos Marton, an attorney and former member of the now-defunct Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, announced his candidacy.
Over two dozen education advocacy groups have been subpoenaed by James’ office in an ongoing lawsuit challenging New York’s education funding – subpoenas the groups argue detract from their core missions.
The Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction and Overdose Prevention will hold seven hearings and roundtable forums across the state meant to identify gaps in the state’s support system and develop solutions.
At least 50,000 customers, including 30,000 in Brooklyn, were without power in New York City and Westchester County on Sunday night as the third day of dangerously hot weather continued to grip the region.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted Con Edison amid power outages across Brooklyn, claiming the power company should have been ready to handle the heat, and even called for the state police to step in and assist those without power.
Robert Morgenthau, who waged war on crime for more than four decades as the chief federal prosecutor for southern New York state and as Manhattan’s longest-serving district attorney, died at the age of 99.
The computer glitch blamed for Friday’s rush-hour subway meltdown in New York City marked the latest example of persistent problems with the system that transit officials said has caused issues at least 13 times in the past month.
Long Island Rail Road union officials are speaking out against potential layoffs as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority looks to streamline its operations in order to save up to $500 million annually.
A coalition of advocacy groups is urging the MTA board to strike down a hastily prepared reorganization plan, arguing it was rushed, developed largely in secret and will only do more to fracture operations and jumble accountability.
The MTA plans to fiddle with its bus schedules along 23 routes this fall, a move that will save about $7 million and quicken commutes for some riders while leaving other waiting even longer at their stops.
A group of black and Latino employees in the New York City Department of Education are under fire for urging their colleagues to support Chancellor Richard Carranza after his administration got sued for being “hostile toward whites.”
Safe streets advocates say New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio kowtows to community boards and neighborhood groups that view potentially lifesaving street redesigns as a means for political horse trading, hindering Vision Zero efforts.
Lindsey Boylan, an insurgent progressive candidate trying to unseat Rep. Jerrold Nadler in 2020, is making the House Judiciary Committee chairman’s dithering stance on impeachment a major talking point for her long-shot campaign.
Justice Democrats, the progressive Democratic group allied with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been trying – but failing – to find a like-minded candidate to challenge Rep. Brian Higgins of Buffalo in a primary next year.
The SAM Party, New York’s newest political party that is part of the Serve America Movement, is raising money, recruiting members, doesn’t have any litmus tests and hopes to grow in an era of heightened partisanship by being less partisan.
It’s been more than six months since engineers from Columbia University and Cornell University offered a faster and simpler way to fix the L train tunnel, and there’s no reason why Amtrak can’t adopt the plan for its damaged Hudson River tubes.
By passing drastically tougher rent laws in June, the state Legislature may have accidentally doomed rent control altogether, since it has prompted a federal lawsuit that could raises major constitutional issues.
After a six-month show of Democratic force ushered a raft of liberal legislation through the state Capitol this year, Cuomo acknowledged the success of the most recent legislative session without giving credit to new progressives.
The New York City Police Department is lagging behind other cities across the country when it comes to sharing video from body cameras, since it can take weeks and sometimes months for investigators to receive video evidence.
For 27 hours, New York Times reporter Andy Newman was a bike-riding, food delivery worker and learned up close how the high-tech era of on-demand everything is transforming some of the lowest-tech, lowest-status, low-wage occupations.
A network of out-of-state political consultants, secret donors and activists with close ties to President Donald Trump is behind an effort to change the Florida Constitution to explicitly state that only citizens may vote in elections.
Robert Mueller testified more than 60 times on Capitol Hill during his dozen years as FBI director, but none of those hearings packed anywhere near the amount of anticipation, partisan rancor or political stakes as his appearance promises to on Wednesday.
White House and congressional negotiators rushing to hammer out the final details of a sweeping budget and debt deal are unlikely to include many – if any – actual spending cuts, even as the debt limit is lifted for two years.
The U.S. Commerce Department has reached its apex of dysfunction under Wilbur Ross, who is prone to falling asleep in meetings, with constant infighting among top officials and sudden departures of senior staffers without explanation.
Research Director, Empire Center for Public Policy
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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.