Policy

Andrew Cuomo and Robert Mujica
Why the little-known state entity could block the plan to bring Amazon’s new headquarters to Queens.
Hands rolling a joint
What we know – and what we don’t – about legalizing pot in New York.
New York State covered in weed
New York’s about-face on marijuana has triggered a gold rush.
two different versions of Andrew Cuomo's face in opposite directions
How elected officials ‘evolved’ on pot, guns, immigrants, LGBT rights and homelessness.
Voters waited in long lines to cast their vote.
Democratic lawmakers say newly-passed laws are just the beginning.
A voting box with the words "election reform"
Ranking New York's potential reforms, from most to least effective
Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio looking like Cheech and Chong
They both experimented with it – and have finally come around to legalizing it.
The 2018 New York State of the State
With Democrats in control in Albany, here’s an in-depth rundown of what’s up for debate.
Incoming state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has said voting reforms are on the table next year.
These issues could return with a vengeance in the 2019 session.
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