New York State


Opinion: NY Legislature – fight for the film tax credit! Sincerely, NYC borough presidents

The film biz brings jobs and cachet to New York City.


Trump indicted in Manhattan

A Manhattan grand jury voted to indict the former president for charges related to a hush money payment to a porn star.


The state of state budget talks: ‘the middle of the middle’

The state’s spending plan is due in a day, but everyone’s given up passing it on time.


Rank-and-file Assembly Dems insist bail changes will not be tolerated in budget talks

After news broke Wednesday that Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie could be open to removing the “least restrictive means” language from the law, his conference expressed confidence that their leader won’t cave on bail reform.


Opinion: Real public safety starts with funding public goods, not police

We can tax the rich and use that money to invest in affordable housing, public transit, free childcare and higher education, and alternatives to incarceration.


Legal experts warn Hochul’s proposal would change definition of bail

Could New York be on the brink of upending decades of law around pretrial detention?


Dueling approaches on the impact of charter schools

Gov. Kathy Hochul has proposed lifting the regional charter school cap. The dueling rallies – led by prominent Black leaders – offered a look into the intraparty divide over charter schools as both sides argued its impact.


Opinion: Modernizing Belmont Park is a smart wager for New York Labor

The New York Racing Association has pledged to use union labor to build the new park

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Unions join chorus of ‘good cause’ backers

Over a dozen labor groups are calling on state leaders to include the tenant protections in the budget.


Hochul could pick two Court of Appeals judges from current shortlist

That means neither the new chief judge nor the new associate judge would be Latino.

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Opinion: Safety means investments, not oppression

The governor’s proposal to weaken bail reform will harm our communities. We can’t accept it.

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Adams: funding for migrants is top priority in Albany

The New York City Mayor visited the Capitol monday to lobby for his budget asks


Ahead of the final budget deadline, the push to tax the wealthy heats up

Lawmakers and advocates denounced the governor’s proposals for increased payroll mobility tax and tuition hikes – instead calling for more taxes for the wealthiest New Yorkers.


Hochul refuses to budge on bail in closed-door talks

The governor’s insistence on coming to an agreement on bail reform rollbacks before discussing the rest of the budget briefly derailed negotiations over the weekend

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The 2023 Above & Beyond: Women

Recognizing 50 remarkable women who are improving New York.

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Senate Judiciary chair: Rowan Wilson or Shirley Troutman could be chief judge

If Gov. Hochul nominates either of the two Court of Appeals associate judges to be chief judge, they will likely have a smooth path to state Senate confirmation.


New chief judge shortlist features three current Court of Appeals judges, no Latinos

Gov. Kathy Hochul must select a nominee to send to the state Legislature by the end of April.