Budget

Activists are still demanding more cuts to the NYPD, but they face a steeper challenge this year
The mayor doesn’t propose more cuts to the NYPD, but police reform activists still want them.
What should you expect from Albany in 2021?
A dozen outstanding bills remain on criminal justice reforms, single-payer health care and more.
New Yorkers walking around Union Square on May 1.
But will the city’s coffers be empty for the mayor’s successor?
Mayor Bill de Blasio during the budget announcement on April 26.
New York City’s fiscal outlook was improved by the federal pandemic relief package.
Assembly Member Marcela Mitaynes
Some moderates voted against the revenue bill, while Democratic Socialists changed their vote at the last minute.
Demonstrators at Washington Square Park on Monday, March 29.
Vulnerable people like undocumented immigrants can still fall through the holes of an expanded safety net.
State Capitol
State lawmakers scored major victories on taxes, education funding and aid for undocumented immigrants.
Andrew Yang
A majority of Democratic candidates want to give more money to New Yorkers.
The New York State Capitol in Albany.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are aiming to make a deal by April 1 despite unprecedented challenges.
Meet the new New York State lawmakers.
Taxes, public school funding and COVID-19 relief will test state lawmakers before the April 1 state budget deadline.
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