Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is suing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYCHA to try to block a controversial planned Upper East Side high-rise, half of which would be dedicated to affordable housing.
A mere two months into his administration, de Blasio was calling in favors that landed him on the FBI’s radar, including a phone call de Blasio made in February 2014 regarding a political ally who was then released from police custody.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day’s fight against the measles outbreak took another hit in court on Friday, as a state appellate panel refused to reinstate his order barring unvaccinated children from schools and other public places.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s micromanaging of New York City’s subways has left Andy Byford – the man credited with bringing the system back from the brink – sidelined and deeply frustrated and Byford’s supporters are speaking up.
Telecommunications company Mohawk Networks has brought Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Broadband for All program in Lewis County to a halt, citing the “financial burden” of constructing the 36 fixed-wireless projects involved.
The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency gave $350,000 in termination payments to its staff of five people in January 2018 while all were still working for the agency, and two remain on the payroll to this day.
We here do not celebrate April 20 by inhaling the smoke from burning cannabis, nor do we urge others, especially young people, to so indulge. But in the name of fairness, we do insist that New York state responsibly legalize recreational use of the substance.
Now that court officials have banned U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from making arrests in New York courtrooms without a judicial warrant, how long before the state outlaws such collars anywhere and puts public safety at risk?
Research Director, Empire Center for Public Policy
THIS YEAR'S RANK: 97CHANGE: -4
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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.