Policy

Technology

Adams orders consolidation of city tech agencies under one authority

Reorganization seems to answer the calls of civic technologists looking for more efficiency.

Budget

What does Hochul’s budget do for New York City?

The governor’s first proposed budget would extend mayoral control of New York City schools for four years.

Budget

The New York executive budget by the numbers

Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed the largest state spending plan in history in her first budget proposal.

Marijuana

Hundreds of New York towns opt out of pot

Many communities not allowing marijuana sales are taking a wait-and-see approach.

Energy & Environment

Smokestacks loom over New York’s clean energy plan

New York will have to shut down dozens of fossil fuel power plants to meet its climate goals. Observers worry it’s not on track.

Ask the Experts

Eric Adams wants to cut spending. Here’s how he might do it.

Experts weigh in on the new mayor’s aim to cut the city government’s spending by 3%.

Transportation

FAQ on the MTA’s $6 billion federal grant

The payout is being called the “largest federal grant in transit history.”

Education

Eric Adams clarifies stance on remote learning

The mayor said the city will keep schools open, a day after suggesting he was warming to a remote learning option.

Housing

New tenant protections remain elusive as evictions return

The state failed to approved the Good Cause Eviction bill before the eviction moratorium ends tomorrow.

Energy & Environment

Hydrogen: Climate change friend or foe?

New York is looking into how it can harness the energy of the most plentiful element in the universe while sticking to its climate goals.

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Health Care

How New York could cover its 1 million uninsured residents

A new report models several options – other than the New York Health Act – that the state could take to expand health care access.

Coronavirus

Hochul: New York’s decreasing COVID-19 case count a ‘glimmer of hope’

The state’s omicron wave appears to be reaching its peak, and surpassing it in New York City, officials said Monday.

After deadly Bronx fire, will NYC’s self-closing door law be better enforced?

Individual apartment unit doors are not a regular part of inspection protocol, officials said after an open door fueled the fire that left 17 dead in a Bronx high-rise blaze.

New York State

Democrats seek to expand voting rights while moving closer to gerrymandering

Proposed legislation would make it easier for New Yorkers to vote and cause fewer ballots to be thrown out due to errors.

Criminal justice

New council members denounce conditions at Rikers

After a visit to the deteriorating jails complex, new progressive council members decried the “dehumanization” at Rikers.

Criminal justice

New data proves bail reform both worked and failed, depending on who you ask

Supporters and opponents of bail reform in dueling press conferences point to a year worth of data released by the state to support their arguments.

Health Care

Doctors say NYC’s omicron wave could end in a matter of weeks

Modeling projections off of London and South Africa, local health experts are hopeful that the variant will peak by mid-January.