Governor Cuomo in Irondequoit on May 11, 2020.
News & Politics
Democrats are eyeing broad reforms as they battle the GOP over another economic relief package.
Thanks to the coronavirus the NYC budget will be much smaller than last years. The Department of Education is taking the biggest cut.
New York City
Education is the big one, but the economic fallout from the coronavirus will impact the budget in many other ways.
Governor Cuomo on May 12, 2020.
News & Politics
The governor’s excuses for leaving sign language interpretation out of his pandemic don’t make much sense.
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins meeting remotely with the Senate Democratic Caucus on March 29, 2020.
New York State
Waiting on federal aid could limit state lawmakers’ sway on budget.
As summer approaches NYC becomes more dangerous for those already most susceptible to COVID-19.
New York City
New York City needs to make plans now to protect older and chronically ill residents during the heat of summer.
News & Politics
State Republicans are following the president’s lead in taking an adversarial approach to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
NYPD Officers in Astoria Park on May 3, 2020.
New York City
Social distancing regulations raise new challenges for police and old questions of racially disparate enforcement.
Mayor Bill de Blasio visits the newly-opened COVID-19 testing site at the Ida G. Israel Community Health Center on May 2, 2020.
New York City
The mayor, frequently at odds with the department, selected the city’s public hospital system for COVID-19 contact tracing.
Subway cars being disinfected overnight on May 5, 2020.
This Week’s Headlines
Rounding up the week’s political news.
Senator Bernie Sanders earlier this year.
Campaigns & Elections
A federal judge sided with Andrew Yang, although an appeal is likely.