These City & State readers knew the budget would be done on 4/20

Nine people, including the co-director of the WFP and an Assembly member’s chief of staff, correctly guessed the date the budget would be finished – but only one will win a City & State bath mat.

Albany Agenda

This was finally Eric Adams’ year in Albany

Gov. Kathy Hochul helped deliver key wins for her partner in New York City.

Albany Agenda

All the details of Albany’s final housing deal

‘Good cause’ eviction protections, a replacement for 421-a and tweaks to rent-stabilization all made it into this year’s state budget.

Albany Agenda

What’s in and out of the state budget

The state Legislature finished approving the state’s $237 billion state budget on Saturday.


Adams touts state budget for delivering on NYC priorities and 'every piece of the housing agenda'

New York City’s mayor voiced his approval over Gov. Kathy Hochul’s conceptual $237 billion deal announced a day before, but it’s not a home run on every issue.

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Albany Agenda

Tenant advocates alarmed about latest budget negotiations

Housing Justice for All published a fact sheet comparing the current version of “good cause” eviction to what was originally proposed.

Energy & Environment

Exclusive: Environmental, labor groups call for more climate funding in city budget

A letter to the City Council calls for investing an additional $600 million in the electrification of public schools and allocating more funding to help implement Local Law 97.


Here are the details of Albany's potential three-way housing deal

The proposed deal includes a weakened version of “good cause” eviction, an increase to individual apartment improvement caps and a new version of the 421-a tax break. But everyone seems to hate it.

Heard Around Town

NY Legislature approves fourth budget extender

The state Senate approved an April 15 extension Thursday, and the Assembly is expected to do so on Friday.

Albany Agenda

NAACP Legal Defense Fund backs ‘good cause’ eviction bill

The civil rights organization joined with dozens of Democratic elected officials to oppose attempts to weaken the tenant protection legislation.

Interviews & Profiles

‘Everybody’s watching:’ Brian Kavanagh talks housing and the NY budget

The Senate Housing Committee chair said he “certainly doesn’t need pressure” to find a compromise on housing.


Opinion: Domestic violence survivors like me need housing support

To ensure survivors can obtain safe housing, Albany must include funding for the Housing Access Voucher Program and New York State Supportive Housing Program in the state budget.


Opinion: Answering the call to save local news in New York

Since 2004, New York has lost nearly half of its local newspapers. The bipartisan Local Journalism Sustainability Act will ensure New Yorkers have access to the independent local news they deserve.