Policy

Baby chicks will no longer be at the mercy of school children, if Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal's new bill passes.
From fur to foie gras, hatching eggs to overheated horses, and more.
A woman protests the use of fur during a New York City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing hearing regarding the fur ban.
But is there anything more to it than cold political calculation?
State Sen. Jessica Ramos at a rally advocating for the legalization of e-bike usage in Albany.
New language would allow municipalities to decide e-scooter rules, but the bill faces a tight deadline before the end of session.
Students can be trained in skills like welding at Buffalo's Northland Workforce Training Center.
A Buffalo workforce training center shows the way.
The massive River-Bend complex, now home to Tesla, was a signature part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's efforts to revitalize Buffalo.
New York has pumped millions of dollars into flashy new projects. Most haven’t paid off.
Buffalo Capitol building.
There’s no silver bullet to save the upstate economy.
Advocates have a new approach to pushing for publicly-funded campaigns.
Will a real estate transfer tax raise as much money and accomplish the same goals as the now-dead pied-a-terre tax?
State lawmakers are considering a transfer tax to raise money for the MTA. What does that mean?
Members of the state Senate and Assembly heard hours of testimony from former staffers who said they had experienced harassment.
State lawmakers have a long list of bills that address sexual harassment.
Lawmakers have been vigilant about pursuing recreational marijuana legalization.
Cuomo has doubts, but lawmakers say they are not giving up.
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