Policy

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.
One Court offers up to 1.5 million square feet at the center of Long Island City’s commercial core and a dedicated lobby for Amazon’s sole use.
From eminent domain to changing how children are educated.
People protesting the DACA ruling
A glossary of the Democrats’ top priorities for the upcoming session.
Many observers are assuming that with a decisive majority in Albany, Democrats will finally be able to achieve their long-sought progressive agenda items
The new state Senate majority won’t count for much if urban and suburban lawmakers don’t play nice.
Incoming state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has indicated that she intends to keep the “millionaire’s” tax in place.
A tax surcharge for high earners is set to expire by 2020, but a new state Senate may extend it permanently.
Protesters carry anti-Amazon posters during a rally opposing the Amazon headquarters getting subsidies to locate in Long Island City.
State and city lawmakers who want to thwart the governor’s and mayor’s plans have a few weapons in their arsenal.
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