Albany Agenda

New York State

Kathy Hochul’s Penn Station plan faces another roadblock

The city planning commission is the latest group to cast doubt on the governor’s revised proposal.

New York State

How a Republican lawsuit against Democrat-led redistricting could play out in court

The lawsuit will likely hinge on a 2014 constitutional amendment aimed at preventing partisan gerrymandering.


How will new legislative districts impact New York’s DSA?

It’s a mixed bag for democratic socialists running to be in the state Legislature.

New York State

The voice of the once-powerful New York GOP continues to fade

Assembly lawmakers limited debate speaking time, further restricting Republican opportunity for obstruction.

Health Care

How New York could cover its 1 million uninsured residents

A new report models several options – other than the New York Health Act – that the state could take to expand health care access.

New York State

An oxymoronic Albany debut for Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman

The mandate scofflaw starred at a law-and-order rally hosted by Republican state lawmakers.

New York State

QUIZ: How well do you know Kathy Hochul’s administration?

Which one is a former reality TV star? Which one helped keep state Senate Republicans in power?

Albany Agenda

Where the electoral map could really change in 2022

Ongoing hearings are highlighting where the Independent Redistricting Commission could undo existing gerrymanders.

New York State

A timeline of Cuomo’s fight for political survival

It’s been a heck of a few months in state politics since a fateful Feb. 10 meeting between the governor’s aides and state lawmakers.

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News & Politics

Why Cuomo and Adams need each other

The governor and the probable next mayor of New York City seem interested in maintaining an alliance. We’ll see how long it will last.

Energy & Environment

New York has a long road ahead to meet its climate goals

A new report from NYPIRG lays out where the state is now, and what still needs to happen to hit its climate benchmarks.

New York State

The curious tale of the Holocaust education bill

A seemingly benign bill is having an awful lot of trouble getting through the New York Assembly this year.

Elise Stefanik

How Democrats could sabotage Stefanik in congressional redistricting

It will not be easy, but Democratic state lawmakers hold the North Country rep’s political future in their hands.

New York State

Wage theft a top issue in final legislative stretch

Construction groups say they want key changes to bill supported by Democratic lawmakers and organized labor.


The end of the un-scientific subway shutdown

Growing scientific research suggested disinfecting trains had little effect on spread of the coronavirus. Cuomo did it for a year anyway.

New York City

Looking at how well education combats Holocaust misinformation

A bill before state lawmakers would authorize a state study to examine how well students are learning about genocide.