Heard Around Town

Policy

NY Legislature approves fourth budget extender

The state Senate approved an April 15 extension Thursday, and the Assembly is expected to do so on Friday.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Politics

Who’s endorsing Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer?

Elected officials and prominent organizations are taking sides in one of the most-watched races of 2024.

Housing

Policy

Bill package aims to improve delivery of services to New Yorkers displaced from homes after natural disasters, fires and other emergencies

The Back Home Act would increase accountability, address operational inefficiencies and provide greater transparency and resources.

Albany Agenda

Politics

NAACP Legal Defense Fund backs ‘good cause’ eviction bill

The civil rights organization joined with dozens of Democratic elected officials to oppose attempts to weaken the tenant protection legislation.

New York City

Politics

Adams, Hochul kick off National Action Network convention with praise for the Rev. Al Sharpton

The mayor burnished his activist credentials while the governor talked about budget priorities for Black families.

Immigration

Updated Policy

Following the asylum-seeker odyssey: a timeline

Tracking the arrival of migrants bused to New York City from the southern border, from April 2022 to now.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

‘Everybody’s watching:’ Brian Kavanagh talks housing and the NY budget

The Senate Housing Committee chair said he “certainly doesn’t need pressure” to find a compromise on housing.

News & Politics

Politics

NY GOP thanks Texas governor for making immigration a local issue

At the state party’s annual gala last week, New York Republicans demonized asylum-seekers while celebrating the man who has shipped them to New York City.

New York State

Policy

Going down the mayoral control study rabbit hole

The state Education Department’s big report recommends a commission to evaluate mayoral control of New York City schools.

Housing

Opinion

Opinion: Domestic violence survivors like me need housing support

To ensure survivors can obtain safe housing, Albany must include funding for the Housing Access Voucher Program and New York State Supportive Housing Program in the state budget.

Economic Development

Policy

Everything you need to know about the latest proposal in ‘City of Yes’

Mayor Eric Adams’ proposed overhaul of dated zoning regulations would bolster New York’s economic recovery and grow local business.

Albany Agenda

Policy

Housing activists balk at watered down ‘good cause’ eviction proposal

Gov. Kathy Hochul could agree to a deal that differs significantly from the original bill.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: New York’s inequality is a policy choice. Our budget can fix this.

Gov. Kathy Hochul should be investing in our communities instead of proposing education and health care cuts.

Budget

Opinion

Opinion: Answering the call to save local news in New York

Since 2004, New York has lost nearly half of its local newspapers. The bipartisan Local Journalism Sustainability Act will ensure New Yorkers have access to the independent local news they deserve.

Publisher's Section

Power Lists

2024 Who’s Who in Government Relations

Notable New Yorkers advocating for change in city, state and federal government.

New York City

Personality

Meera Joshi on her 'people' approach to infrastructure

The New York City deputy mayor for operations discusses her personal approach to the job and her appointment to the MTA board.