2023 session wrap-up


Driscoll down, but not out

The state Senate won’t give Hochul’s NYPA CEO nominee a vote, but he’ll stay on in an interim capacity

2023 session wrap-up

State lawmakers debate late into the night at session end

The legislature passed a series of bills Thursday night, from a bill to form a commission to study reparations in the state to a bill to seal criminal records after a certain amount of time.

2023 session wrap-up

State lawmakers poised to close out the session without a housing plan

Legislative leaders said they came to a two-way agreement on housing while casting blame on Gov. Kathy Hochul.


NYC DAs tell Legislature to address deed theft before session end

Homeowners across the state have been impacted by deed theft. State Attorney General Letitia James and state lawmakers have crafted two bills to address the issue head-on.

Kathy Hochul

Hochul remains tight-lipped on her plans for the revised Grieving Families Act

Just five months ago, the governor vetoed the popular bill to update the state’s wrongful death laws. Lawmakers have passed a new version they say addresses the governor’s concerns.

2023 session wrap-up

Things to look out for as legislative session closes out

From sealing criminal records to parole and campaign finance law, state lawmakers have several legislative issues to tackle before heading to their districts for the rest of the year.

2023 session wrap-up

City & State poll: What will pass with the end of the legislative session?

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2023 session wrap-up

With new bill, Clean Slate looks closer than ever to becoming law

State leaders say they’ve reached a three-way deal on sealing people’s criminal records after a multi-year period.

2023 session wrap-up

40 government reform groups decry proposed tweaks to NY campaign finance law

In a letter to legislative leaders, the watchdogs said the changes undermine the much celebrated campaign finance reforms passed in 2019.

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2023 session wrap-up

Housing Committee chair: ‘Dire need’ for housing legislation before end of session

Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal indicated that the Legislature is working toward consensus on laws that protect tenants and encourage development before the end of session this week.

News & Politics

Driscoll again faces criticism as confirmation vote approaches

The interim New York Power Authority chief is a former lobbyist with a mixed political history, irking climate advocates.

New York State

Local elected officials from around the state call for immigrant protections from feds

New York Immigrant rights advocates and lawmakers have not given up hope on passing a bill meant to protect undocumented residents from having their immigration status reported – even as the legislative clock winds down.

Criminal Justice

This year’s Clean Slate debate is a familiar one

New York lawmakers have long argued over whose records should be sealed, from whom they should be kept and how long after they served prison time.


‘I would certainly want that (option) for myself.’ Lawmakers open up about physician-assisted death

Legislation to allow terminally ill patients to choose when to die faces slim chances of passing this session, but more New York lawmakers are showing support.


Adams administration makes last push for housing bills

New York City Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer and Chief Housing Officer Jessica Katz met with Albany lawmakers hoping to win their support before the end of session.