Policy

Education

City Council, Adams admin spar over early childhood education cuts

The program is more popular than ever – and it’s facing a $170 million budget reduction.

Education

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Adams administration abandoned school desegregation measures, NYU report finds

The report found that Mayor Eric Adams has reversed many of his predecessor’s policies aimed at racial integration of public schools.

Albany Agenda

Legislators and formerly incarcerated mothers rally for sentencing reform bills

State Sens. Julia Salazar and Jeremy Cooney joined advocates to push for a trio of bills that would reduce excessive prison sentences.

New York State

Cannabis agency head out following bombshell report

Office of Cannabis Management executive director Christopher Alexander will leave the beleaguered agency in September, as Gov. Kathy Hochul tries to get the agency on firmer footing.

Housing

How New York is addressing its affordable housing crisis

Local and state leaders at City & State’s 2024 Affordable Housing summit weighed in on efforts underway to build more, while protecting tenants and homeowners.

NYPD

NYPD still racking up overtime and mum on social media posts

The New York City Council criticized police leaders for fiscal mismanagement and “unprofessional” posts.

NYPD

NYPD still racking up overtime and mum on social media posts

The New York City Council criticized police leaders for fiscal mismanagement and “unprofessional” posts.

New York City

More baby changing stations have been installed at New York City parks

The city is ahead of schedule in its goal to equip nearly every parks bathroom by 2027.

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Albany Agenda

Judge tosses abortion rights measure from November ballot

Democrats had been pushing the state constitutional amendment that would protect abortion rights and other civil rights

Budget

Homeless and social services funding cuts reexamined by City Council

Amid a period of heightened tension between the mayor and the council, the final stretch of the budget process begins with a theatrical introduction.

Protests

More than two-thirds of protesters arrested at Columbia and City College released with summonses

The majority of protesters have been released with summonses, but Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is charging 46 Columbia protesters with trespassing and 22 City College protesters with burglary.

Policy

Staten Island secession? A new IBO report studies the age-old question

“Any serious study of how secession would play out proves that citizens of an independent Staten Island would end up paying more for less,” said Council Member Justin Brannan, who requested the study.

Special Reports

Major NYC airport upgrades have led to record numbers of passengers

The region’s airports have only recently begun to surpass pre-pandemic levels of flyers.

Special Reports

The drone industry is booming in Central New York

A military presence in Syracuse and a grant funding program have helped companies start up and thrive.