New York State


Which counties are closing their doors to asylum-seekers?

More than 30 counties around the state have taken steps to block New York City from sending migrants to local hotels and shelters.

Albany Agenda

The bills still awaiting Kathy Hochul’s signature before the end of the year

The Legislature passed hundreds of bills before breaking in June. Many high–profile ones like Clean Slate and a bill to create a reparations task force have yet to be signed.


Opinion: The case for fixing probation and parole

Research shows that the supposed benefits of probation and parole are illusory, but their harms are very real.


City & State’s Government Procurement conference focuses on modernization

The event attended by government leaders and procurement experts stressed the importance of robust digitization and best business practices.


After meeting with Biden, Hochul touts TPS as a win

The governor initially distanced herself from the issue of asylum-seekers in New York City, but she’s taking credit for getting the feds to act.


Hochul doesn’t talk state work permits with Biden

But state Senate lawyers are currently analyzing new legislation that would supersede the federal government

Campaigns & Elections

New York Republicans file lawsuit challenging newly signed mail voting law

Led by Rep. Elise Stefanik, conservatives say the new law violates the state Constitution.

Campaigns & Elections

New policy group spends big on D’Esposito attack ads

Formed in February, Empire State Voices has targeted several New York Republicans in swing districts – and it’s not clear who’s funding them.


The infamous Independent Democratic Conference: Where are they now?

A group of eight state Senate Democrats caucused with Republicans for years. None are still in office.

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News & Politics

Curious who will be governing New York in 5 years? Take a look at the staffers.

Across New York City and state legislative branches, intra-office succession planning is alive and well.


New York lawmakers who used to be in unions

From the union hall to the halls of power: legislators previously worked as union nurses, educators and bartenders.


New York looks at options for state work authorization for asylum-seekers

Lawmakers including Catalina Cruz and Jenifer Rajkumar have introduced bills. Gov. Kathy Hochul said she’s considering “possible language.”


Judge rejects state prison system’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit over solitary confinement

The class action lawsuit was filed by a group of people incarcerated in state prisons, including one man who was sent to solitary confinement for 120 days after throwing sugar packets and urinating on the floor.