Policy

Image of a snowy street in NYC during a blizzard.
Things are guaranteed to get worse before they get any better in 2021.
New York City’s plan to build new jails to replace the notorious Rikers Island complex dominated headlines this fall.
Losing your Medicaid coverage while incarcerated during a pandemic is dangerous.
Nurse Sandra Lindsay is the first New Yorker to receive a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine
An ICU nurse from Queens has become the first person to receive a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Syracuse, New York
A soon-to-be-introduced bill could change that.
Students at P.S. 188 The Island School on the Lower East Side.
MORE-UFT caucus of the United Federation of Teachers leads campaign against the mayor, DOE, UFT
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli with Governor Cuomo in 2019.
After years of opposition to fossil fuel divestment, the state comptroller will review and drop the pension fund’s investments in energy companies.
The Beach Terrace Nursing Home in Long Beach, New York.
Though access to PPE and testing has improved, understaffing could leave long-term care facilities vulnerable.
Nurses outside of Montefiore Moses Hospital in the Bronx.
Experts say national changes, including universal health care, needed to address race and income disparities.
The coronavirus is once again raging across New York state but a few people will be made safe from COVID-19 this month.
Beginning this week, the rollout will likely continue until the middle of 2021.
Governor Cuomo at a press conference on December 3.
However, many are feeling tentative about receiving the inoculation.
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