New York State

Policy

Some Assembly Democrats look to criminalize disruptive protests

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato introduced a bill that would treat peacefully blocking a road or bridge as an act of “domestic terrorism.”

Albany Agenda

REBNY report: New construction applications are down significantly

The developer group found that new housing projects have dropped off since a state tax break expired.

Publisher's Section

Who's Who in Budgeting & Finance

The fiscal and financial wizards you need to know in New York.

New York State

Online gambling could be the next big legalization fight in Albany

Casino companies have the potential for a big payday if they’re successful in their lobbying efforts.

Interviews & Profiles

Jay Jacobs is feeling positive after Tom Suozzi’s Long Island victory

The chair of the state and Nassau County Democratic parties has started the year with a major win after previous criticisms.

News & Politics

Hochul apologizes for joke about Israel-Hamas war

The governor had suggested that if Canada ever attacked Buffalo, the U.S. would naturally respond by destroying the entire nation of Canada.

Opinion

Opinion: New York should not make adoption harder for our residents

An argument for reversing a state regulation change that made it more difficult for New Yorkers to seek adoptions in other states.

News & Politics

Jeffries blasts latest redistricting proposal

The House Minority Leader criticized the new congressional map released to lawmakers this week, suggesting that it unconstitutionally benefits Republican Rep. Marc Molinaro.

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Albany Agenda

Hochul wants to protect Taylor Swift and drink at home

The governor’s 30-day budget amendments were somewhat minimal, targeting harmful AI and continuing to permit to-go cocktails. She also restored a fund for legal representation for low-income people.

News & Politics

IRC releases new congressional maps with few changes

The state Legislature will now vote on whether to accept the new maps or reject them and draw their own.

Interviews & Profiles

How does a New York Bar task force recommend colleges respond to the Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling?

Kapil Longani has left the New York City mayor's office and come to SUNY as senior vice chancellor for legal affairs and general counsel where he's taking on challenging legal questions about equity.

Albany Agenda

Grace Meng says Suozzi didn’t take Asian voters for granted

From multilingual campaign lit to weekly meet-and-greets, the Suozzi campaign made outreach to Asian voters a top priority – and Meng hopes other Democrats will follow suit.

Labor

Report: Warehouse injuries in New York are on the rise

The National Employment Law Project found 1 in 11 workers needed to seek medical attention for a workplace injury.

Kathy Hochul

Kathy Hochul is not done talking about crime

The governor highlighted her proposals to curb retail theft on Wednesday.