Will lawmakers cede control in order to clean up Albany?

Reformers want the judiciary to make more appointments on a proposed state ethics commission.

Sheldon Silver

What to know about the Sheldon Silver ruling

Why part of the former Assembly speaker’s corruption conviction was overturned Tuesday.


Is it time to replace JCOPE?

A constitutional amendment could reduce Cuomo’s influence on ethics enforcement.

Ross Barkan

Legislature should reject high campaign contribution limits

If the Public Campaign Finance Commission doesn’t lower its preliminary new donation cap, public financing will be undermined.

New York State

JCOPE’s strange priorities

The state ethics watchdog slept on a lot of major corruption scandals, but it’s chasing a private citizen for buying a billboard.

New York State Senate

Updated: Ex-state Sen. Marty Golden’s brushes with controversy

Brooklyn Republican state Sen. Marty Golden's campaign office manager approved the controversial appearance of outspoken misogynist and Islamophobic pundit and activist Gavin McInnes at a Manhattan Republican club.

New York State

Stopping sexual harassment, cleaning up Albany, taking on Trump – and more

State lawmakers are tackling a broad range of issues in Albany, including ending sexual harassment, cleaning up Albany and taking on Trump.

New York City

Ballooning budget, congestion concession and pharma felonies

Ballooning budget, congestion concession, pharma felonies and more in this week’s political news roundup.


Will New York close the double jeopardy loophole before it’s too late?

Recent developments in the cases against Paul Manafort and Roger Stone show the urgency to close New York's double jeopardy loophole.

New York State

Should accused sexual harassers be hired in politics?

Former state Sen. Jeff Klein is just the most recent accused New York pol to get a lobbying job. Some say that’s wrong.

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New York City

New York politicians’ biggest flip-flops

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

New York City

Cuomo’s budget proposal, the shutdown that wasn't and Gillibrand 2020

Andrew Cuomo unveils his budget proposal, the L train shutdown that wasn't and Kirsten Gillibrand enters the fray


Cuomo’s about-face on contracting oversight only goes so far

Gov. Andrew Cuomo omitted several proposed reforms and proposed a vaguely defined database of deals.

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.

Health Care

Setting the Agenda 2019

With Democrats in control in Albany, here’s an in-depth rundown of what’s up for debate.

Carl Heastie

State lawmakers expecting first pay bump in two decades

With a new commission set to meet, lawmakers expect a pay increase - but some say limits on outside income will be a likely condition.