Policy

Some state lawmakers are looking for something green to help solve the budget gap.
Legalizing recreational marijuana is unlikely this year, and wouldn’t provide immediate fiscal relief.
New York State Police Troopers
It wasn’t only because people are staying at home.
Elon Musk promised to reopen Tesla’s factory in Buffalo to produce ventilators “as soon as humanly possible.”
What we know and what we don’t know about Musk’s promises to help New York during the coronavirus crisis.
The Richard R. Green Middle School in the Bronx.
Lack of resources and too many home distractions contributed to the record number of students falling behind.
Demonstration of UV disinfecting technology at the Corona Maintenance Facility on Tue., May 19, 2020.
Ultraviolet machines, antimicrobials and disinfectants are all at the MTA’s disposal.
The New York City Council could hold an emergency vote as early as Tuesday on a bill that would allow all homeless single adults to stay in hotel rooms alone.
There are concerns about the cost of providing homeless adults with their own rooms – and whether it’s even helpful.
Rockaway beach
Are beaches the next battleground between New York City and the state?
Funeral workers and hospital staff retrieve deceased bodies for burial amid COVID-19 pandemic at Brooklyn Hospital Center.
Here’s why bodies have piled up in bags on trucks during the COVID-19 outbreak.
More than 2 million New Yorkers have filed for unemployment benefits since March 14, 2020.
Expanding eligibility could help redefine the balance of power in the workplace.
NYC crossing guard
The city isn’t thinking strategically about whose job it can get by without – at least not yet.
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