New York City

Policy

New York City’s FY 2023 budget by the numbers

Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and Mayor Eric Adams announced the early deal on Friday.

gun control

Policy

Eric Adams’ fears that SCOTUS ruling could permit guns on subways is a ‘worst-case scenario’

The court has indicated it is likely to overturn the state’s restrictive permitting requirements for concealed guns, except in “sensitive” public places.

New York State

Policy

Here’s some of the major legislation New York passed in the end of the legislative session

After addressing abortion, cryptocurrency and guns, members of the state Senate and Assembly now must shift gears to prepare for elections.

gun control

Policy

Hochul signs gun laws at the start of a tough election cycle for Democrats

Officials from across the state attended the bill signing that served as much as a rallying cry as an earnest attempt to prevent future shootings.

Policy

Policy

After passage of bitcoin mining moratorium, advocates push Hochul for action

The moratorium bill was revived to pass early Friday morning, despite aggressive lobbying by the crypto industry.

Policy

Eric Adams defends hiring of gun violence czar flagged in DOI probe

“Everybody's going to start telling me ‘Why did you pick this one? Why don't you pick that? Because I'm the mayor,” Adams said.

Policy

Policy

NYC municipal employees still call for hybrid work in the face of City Hall’s email

“I’m too tired to be really angry about it anymore,” one worker said of the mandatory in-office work policy.

Policy

Policy

Making broadband internet connections to New York’s hardest-to-reach places

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $1.4 billion ConnectALL initiative is aiming to boost speeds and incentivize new fiber optic cable installations.

gun control

Policy

What is gun microstamping?

A state bill that would require the technology to be included in the manufacturing of some guns sold in New York could be passed by the end of the week.

gun control

Policy

What have New York lawmakers done to prevent gun violence this year?

State legislators, along with Gov. Kathy Hochul, have responded to mass shootings and the proliferation of illegal guns by introducing a variety of gun control policies and proposals.

Housing

Policy

Legislators poised to let 421-a expire

With only three days left in the scheduled legislative session remaining, it appears the controversial tax break to incentivize developers to build affordable housing won’t have a replacement this year.

New York State

Policy

Kidney donation bill stuck in Assembly “traffic jam”

Advocates claimed the legislation could lead to 100 more donors every year, with just a $1 million annual cost for the state.

New York City

Policy

NYC to Albany: We’re ready for 24/7 speed cameras

The City Council reached a deal with state lawmakers, marking a minor victory for Mayor Eric Adams.

gun control

Policy

SCOTUS could soon overturn New York’s gun law. Here how the state could respond.

The Supreme Court has New York’s gun license law in its crosshairs, and some legal experts said a rash of mass shootings isn’t likely to sway the conservative majority.

New York State

Policy

Hochul proposes raising age to purchase AR-15 rifle to 21

Both in Texas and Buffalo, 18-year-old men legally purchased these semiautomatic rifles before their attacks.

Budget

Policy

What to know about New York City budget negotiations

A little more than a month before the budget deadline, the City Council is still pushing for more funding for affordable housing, neighborhood health centers and safe streets.

New York State

Policy

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s remaining legislative priorities: Bills on guns and abortion

With just five days left in the session, there’s a lot of dealmaking left to be done by the governor and state lawmakers.

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