Policy

New York State

‘It’s a marathon.’ Chris Smalls talks Amazon union gameplan after setbacks

Outside a billionaire studded conference, Smalls called for political support for his union. Eric Adams wasn’t there to get the message.

MTA

MTA in need of new funding source, DiNapoli says

Filling massive operating budget deficits will require more than finding cost efficiency savings, a new report from the state comptroller said.

News & Politics

New York City agencies to involuntarily admit more severely mentally ill persons for evaluations

Mayor Eric Adams clarified Tuesday that people do not have to be a danger to themselves or others to receive help.

Policy

Post-election, it’s veto season for Kathy Hochul

The New York governor has vetoed 39 bills aimed at creating commissions and task forces because of their financial impact.

New York City

How NYC’s Code Blue emergency notice aims to protect homeless people

When temperatures drop, the city tries to eliminate barriers to sheltering people – but advocates worry about police involvement.

Heard Around Town

Advocates expect Hochul to sign bitcoin mining moratorium

Assembly Member Anna Kelles does not expect chapter amendments that would alter the proposed moratorium on proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining.

Policy

New York City will cut some of its 21,000 vacant government positions

As the city eliminates more unfilled jobs, its ability to hire for crucial remaining positions and retain existing employees is key.

Policy

A ‘missed opportunity’ in using data for New York City social services, report says

A new analysis by the Center for an Urban Future includes recommendations for how the city can leverage data to improve on social services delivery.

Policy

Bill looks to improve housing assignments for transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and intersex people in New York City jails

The legislation sponsored by City Council Member Keith Powers is aimed at giving some of the most vulnerable people in custody more say in securing housing that aligns with their gender identity.

Heard Around Town

No Gucci, yes homeless housing, in pending Innovation QNS deal

The Astoria development seems likely to happen with City Council Member Julie Won’s support.

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Policy

Brock Pierce wants to educate New York lawmakers about crypto

The crypto entrepreneur and billionaire said he’s steeped in New York politics and legislation – including a proposed moratorium on Bitcoin mining.

Policy

Future of New York City transit network topic of City & State’s 2022 Transportation Summit

Key issues discussed at the event included technology, safety and the push towards electrification

Policy

New York City’s budget just grew to $104 billion. Here’s what you need to know.

Mayor Eric Adams told agencies to find 3% savings across the board and (nearly) all of them did.

Policy

E-bike battery fires spike spurs New York City Council to rethink regulation

Lawmakers reconsidered how to best maintain safety without hurting disadvantaged workers' livelihoods.

Policy

New York City is down about 21,000 government workers

A new report from the state comptroller’s office found that New York City municipal attrition continues to outpace hiring.

Policy

How NYC is supporting thousands of asylum-seeking children

Teachers, nonprofit workers and volunteers are mobilizing to help children adjust to a completely new environment.