New York State

Policy

How all the state lawmakers voted on the environment

Who’s a champion of the planet, and who wants to keep mercury in lightbulbs.

New York State Senate

Personality

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.

Michael Gianaris

Policy

Could New York opt out of Opportunity Zones?

The community development tax break is benefiting the wealthy, but New York doesn't have to hand out its own money.

Technology

Policy

Will New York follow California on gig worker protections?

California is poised to turn its gig workers into full employees, and New York may soon follow.

New York State

Politics

What Cuomo’s earlier primary date proposal would mean

Progressives might be excited by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to bump up presidential primary voting from late April to February, but there’s a catch: Cuomo also wants to move legislative primaries, which could harm some insurgent candidates.

New York City

Personality

How reliable is New York City’s power grid?

Lawmakers held a hearing on the July blackouts, but they’re still waiting for answers.

New York State

Politics

Commission on public financing and fusion voting to meet

The commission that could determine the fate of the WFP and Conservative Party has its first meeting on Wednesday.

New York State

Politics

Lawmakers open up about being abused as children

They’re hoping to spread the word about the Child Victims Act’s one-year “look-back” period.

New York State

Politics

IDC? NBD. Savino and Carlucci’s solid session

Despite their past allegiance to the Independent Democratic Conference, its two former members still in the state Senate – Diane Savino and David Carlucci – aren’t just surviving in the new Democratic-dominated era; they’re thriving.

New York State

Policy

Insurance is going to be huge next session

You haven’t heard the last of single-payer and the Scaffold Law.

New York State Senate

Personality

Chuck Schumer’s ridiculously specific pressers

Somehow, the Senate minority leader finds time for canned wine, robocalls and a slow Post Office.

Politics

Chris Collins

Every vote counts: New York’s history of close elections

State and local elections often come down to a handful of votes.

New York State

Politics

Turncoat turns back: Simcha Felder joins Democratic state Senate majority

Letting state Sen. Simcha Felder into the Democratic state Senate conference has advantages for the Democrats as well as Felder, and his key votes issues – like driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants – helped pave the way.

New York State

Politics

How New York almost didn’t legalize same-sex marriage

The threats. The fights. The sacrifices. The behind-the-scenes story of the landmark 2011 law.

New York State

Politics

What Democrats got done in Albany by the end of session

Lawmakers have reached deals in recent days on some high-profile issues like sexual harassment reforms but it remains to be seen whether Democrats will be able to achieve all their legislative priorities before they adjourn for the year this week. Here’s a rundown of the state of play on the top issues.

New York State

Politics

Why the state Legislature will never adjourn

The New York state Legislature is often called a “part-time” legislature, but experts say that designation is a product of tradition rather than law.

New York State

Personality

Will James Skoufis investigate Andrew Cuomo?

The Senate investigations chairman, James Skoufis, wants to play hardball against the governor.

New York

Policy

Lawmakers strike sweeping deal on rent regulations

New York state lawmaker announced a sweeping deal on rent regulations that strengthen tenant protections in New York City and neighboring areas, make the laws permanent and expand them upstate.

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