Policy

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Health care, parole reform and climate change legislation could complicate the second half of the 2021 state legislative session.
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee Liz Krueger on March 30, 2021.
Between Democratic supermajorities and mounting crises, the governor seems to have caved on some major sticking points on legal weed.
Skyscrapers in the section of Manhattan known as Billionaire's Row.
Income taxes, pieds-à-terre and stock buybacks all could be targeted by the state Legislature.
State Senator Zellnor Myrie
The freshman Democrats who toppled turncoats keep making headlines.
New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi cries during a press conference marking the one year anniversary of the Child Victims Act.
With the courts mostly closed, will sexual abuse plaintiffs get more time to sue?
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to the media after the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Chuck Schumer disagree. Here’s what the math shows.
A food delivery worker seen on the subway during the coronavirus outbreak on March 25th.
They’re on the front lines of the pandemic, but they’ll have to wait for labor protections.
What will happen to pot legalization amidst the coronavirus outbreak?
Albany lawmakers still disagree with Cuomo on how to use tax revenues from pot sales.
The normally bustling Fulton Center seen nearly empty on Monday, March 16th.
Restaurants, theaters and tourism will take a hit from coronavirus. Here’s what the city and state could do to blunt its impact.
Starting this week New Yorkers will start receiving census letters.
The decennial count will be conducted primarily online for the first time this year.
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