Will New York City get free child care?
State Senate Labor Committee Chair Jessica Ramos, a freshman from Queens, introduced a new bill on Sept. 13 proposing that businesses pick up the tab through a new payroll tax that would fund the NYC Under 3 Act, which gives families a sliding scale of financial assistance for infant and toddler day care.
New York City
Jumaane Williams wins public advocate race, Eric Ulrich finishes second
Tracking the outcome of New York City's Feb. 26 public advocate special election to replace Letitia James.
New York State
The right way to do automatic voter registration
A ‘back-end’ model to automatic voter registration will have a much greater effect.
The endorsements for NYC public advocate candidates
Who has endorsed whom in the New York City public advocate special election? With candidates running on their own lines, recommendations may play a larger role.
Fast facts about NYC's public advocate candidates
Notable facts about New York City's public advocate candidates.
Instant runoff voting would tame the overloaded public advocate race
A candidate in a crowded field can win with little actual support. Here’s how to fix it.
Latrice Walker's plan to advocate, agitate, legislate and litigate
With a special election set for Feb. 26, Brooklyn Assemblywoman Latrice Walker has under two months to win a tough race to be the next New York City public advocate. But she says she’s a perfect fit for the position, whose role is “to advocate, agitate, legislate and litigate.”
New York political predictions for 2019
What bills will the Democratic state Legislature pass? Will Amazon’s new office in Queens move forward – as is? Who will be New York City’s next public advocate? We reached out to a half dozen New York experts and insiders for their political predictions for 2019.
New York City
Who has the most cash already to run for public advocate?
A look at the campaign finances on hand for the New York City Public Advocate race.
Diagnosing Central Brooklyn’s health care needs
Central Brooklyn is a "hospital desert" according to Assemblywoman Latrice Walker.