Policy

Traffic in Manhattan
Everyone agrees the MTA needs more money. If only the Democrats could agree on how to get it.
Besides single-payer health care, several other health care issues are expected to be at the top of the agenda.
From codifying Roe v. Wade to legalizing recreational marijuana.
Democrats are coming out of the woodwork to back the New York Health Act.
People protesting the DACA ruling
A glossary of the Democrats’ top priorities for the upcoming session.
Many observers are assuming that with a decisive majority in Albany, Democrats will finally be able to achieve their long-sought progressive agenda items
The new state Senate majority won’t count for much if urban and suburban lawmakers don’t play nice.
Mayor Bill de Blasio enjoys lunch with students at school.
Charter schools may be neglected, but teacher evaluations and mayoral control are back on the agenda.
The school aid New York was ordered to provide a decade ago could arrive next year.
Why newly empowered Democrats will fight to increase school funding in the upcoming budget.
Huge crowd participated at "Never Again" rally to protest and change gun laws after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
With the GOP out of the way, lawmakers are eyeing parole reform, gun control and justice for childhood sexual assault victims.
The New York Interfaith Community comes together in solidarity following a week of violent hate crimes.
As lawmakers renew push for Child Victims Act, Cuomo warns of bankrupting the Catholic Church.
Darcel Clark would have made political enemies and strange bedfellows had she pursued the case.
The Bronx DA would have made political enemies and strange bedfellows had she pursued the case.
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