New York State

With an X-factor in Hochul, Albany faces some new math

The governor has several carrots – and sticks – to offer in the annual budget talks with the Legislature.


Police funding returns as issue in NYC budget

The mayor doesn’t propose more cuts to the NYPD, but police reform activists still want them.


Legislation to watch in the final weeks of the 2021 session

A dozen outstanding bills remain on criminal justice reforms, single-payer health care and more.


De Blasio spending big on NYC’s recovery

But will the city’s coffers be empty for the mayor’s successor?


De Blasio proposes expanded “recovery budget”

New York City’s fiscal outlook was improved by the federal pandemic relief package.


Budget vote exposes Democratic divisions

Some moderates voted against the revenue bill, while Democratic Socialists changed their vote at the last minute.


What’s in store for New York nonprofits in the state budget

Boosted pay for human services workers, support for Asian American organizations and more.

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Does the state budget rise to the moment?

Vulnerable people like undocumented immigrants can still fall through the holes of an expanded safety net.


Cuomo, Legislature agree on $212B state budget

State lawmakers scored major victories on taxes, education funding and aid for undocumented immigrants.

New York State

Progressive lawmakers take the War Room overnight

A half dozen left-leaning legislators stayed overnight outside the governor’s Capitol office to push for their budget priorities.


NYC mayoral contenders propose direct cash assistance

A majority of Democratic candidates want to give more money to New Yorkers.


Legislators want to fully fund school aid

The upcoming state budget gives state liberals a chance to win a yearslong fiscal fight with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


8 contentious issues in state budget negotiations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are aiming to make a deal by April 1 despite unprecedented challenges.