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New York State

Poll: What last-minute state legislation will advance?

With only one week left until the scheduled end of the session in Albany, we're wondering what last-minute state legislation will advance.

New York State

Pot legalization opponents exaggerate dangers

In response to the push for legalization in New York, marijuana opponents are making some “wildly overstated” claims of the drug’s supposed dangers – and some claims that are more reasonable.

New York State

De Blasio’s donors sit on the fence and paid vacation gets a boost

Marijuana bill amended, de Blasio’s donors sit on the fence and paid vacation gets a boost, and more in this week's political news roundup.

New York State

Why civil rights advocates say decriminalization of marijuana isn’t enough

Some opponents of marijuana legalization argue that the concerns of criminal justice reform advocates would be resolved by decriminalization, but the civil rights community disagrees, arguing enforcement would still disproportionately affect minority communities.

New York State

Marijuana’s stumbling blocks

Why, when marijuana is supported by most New Yorkers and large majorities of constituents and Democrats have unified control of the state government, can’t they pass pass marijuana legalization? It comes down to where that support is located.

New York State

Closing the window on recreational marijuana

Time is ticking until the sessions end and it's still unclear whether or not legalized recreational marijuana use will be included into the state budget.

New York State

What New York can learn from Mexico about marijuana legalization

New York could learn a lot from the history of recreational marijuana legalization in Mexico; legalization advocates should make the affirmative case for legal access to marijuana and how that will enhance the lives of New Yorkers, writes journalist Lindsay Beyerstein.

Cannabis

Recreational marijuana FAQ

What we know – and what we don’t – about legalizing marijuana in New York.

New York State

Predicting the fate of Cuomo’s post-budget priorities

Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted on including several key measures in the state budget, including congestion pricing, criminal justice reforms and making the 2 percent property tax cap permanent, so in our latest “Ask the Experts” feature, we turn to experts and insiders to see what they think will happen next – and why.

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Poll: Which hot-button issues will advance in Albany?

Which issues will Albany advance? Pushing on prevailing wages, marijuana or charter schools.

New York City

Measles outbreak, another Y2K and Trump’s tax returns

Two decades after Y2K, New York City is contending with a similar computer glitch, Democrats hard to get at president Donald Trump's tax returns, measles outbreaks are plaguing New York and more from this week's headlines.

New York State

Will recreational pot freeze out people of color – again?

Minority businesses were neglected in the rollout of medical marijuana, will recreational pot freeze them out again?.

New York City

The scramble to profit from legal pot

New York’s about-face on marijuana has triggered a gold rush.

New York City

New York politicians’ biggest flip-flops

How New York politicians ‘evolved’ on pot, guns, immigrants, LGBT rights and homelessness.

New York State

Cuomo’s 2019 budget address, by the numbers

Breaking down Andrew Cuomo's 2019 budget address by what he wants to spend on education, health care, subways and more.

Technology

The state Legislature is waking up to the importance of tech

State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Clyde Vanel plan to lead their colleagues in carefully regulating disruptive technologies.