New York State

Interviews & Profiles

Pushing back on congestion pricing

An interview with Kenneth Zebrowski, chair of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.


Can Bowman get back in DSA’s good graces?

Three years after nearly expelling Rep. Jamaal Bowman, the socialist organization is considering whether to endorse him once again.

New York State

Assembly has reservations about the Harvey Weinstein bill

Members believe the legislation could have unintended consequences for communities of color.

Albany Agenda

High-profile bills are languishing in the Assembly

The state Senate has passed several bills this year that haven’t gotten the OK from the lower chamber.

Albany Agenda

Hochul mocks Republican South Dakota governor in LCA rebuttal

New York’s first female governor took shots at her Republican counterpart and poked fun at herself.

Albany Agenda

Hochul makes end-of-session push for social media bills

The governor used dire language to describe the impact of algorithms on kids’ mental health.

New York State

Poll: New Yorkers support Palestine protests – up to a point

The majority said they support peaceful demonstrations, but a majority also said campus protests went too far.

Albany Agenda

Advocates rally for MENA bill as NY session winds down

People who are Middle Eastern and North African shouldn’t be categorized as white by the state, advocates say.

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Albany Agenda

BOE mails paper checks to state legislative candidates, delaying matching funds

Rather than electronically depositing funds in campaigns’ accounts, the state Board of Elections sent paper checks worth tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to candidates.

Heard Around Town

Lawler, fresh off his bipartisan victories, visits a redder part of his district

The popular freshman lawmaker leaned into border policy and criticizing the MTA at a recent sparsely attended town hall.


The 2024 Nonprofit Trailblazers

Advocates, advisers and service providers improving New York.


Mark Ruffalo is obsessed with NY politics

The Hulk takes his cues from a former Ithaca Assembly member, will show up at the Capitol to talk about fracking and wanted you to “Leave It Blank” for Palestine.