Opinion

Opinion

Bragg: Close the voluntary intoxication loophole

The Manhattan D.A., in an op-ed co-written with NOW-NYC President Sonia Ossorio, calls for passage of legislation to close the gap in state penal law creating an unjustly high bar for prosecuting perpetrators of rape and sexual assault.

Immigration

Policy

Hochul attends Biden’s rightward border security announcement

A bipartisan group of elected officials traveled to D.C. for the president’s announcement of executive action on immigration.

Albany Agenda

Policy

Will these bills pass before session ends?

From social media regulations to red light cameras, here are some of the bills to watch during the last week of the legislative session.

Albany Agenda

Politics

Exclusive: Advocates who killed LaSalle nomination have a new target

The progressive advocacy group Center for Community Alternatives is raising questions about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s nomination of Judge Laura Ward as an interim justice on the state Supreme Court.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Every New Yorker deserves to know their HIV status

The state must update its HIV testing law to match current CDC guidance and make it easier for doctors to order HIV tests for patients.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: New Yorkers’ right to know when they’re tested for HIV is facing an unprecedented threat

Current law requires doctors to verbally discuss HIV testing with patients before ordering a test. Lawmakers want to remove that requirement.

LGBTQ+

Politics

How the trans culture wars came to New York

Who pays the price when Republicans start campaigning on trans issues?

Albany Agenda

Policy

The laws and bills impacting trans New Yorkers

Protections – and restrictions – continue to be considered at the city and state level.

Politics

Politics

As Dems push abortion rights, state party takes hands-off approach to Equal Rights Amendment fight

Some advocates fear a repeat of 2021, when the state party failed to invest enough to promote controversial ballot initiatives.

Labor

Opinion

Opinion: Paving the way to protecting workers

A look back at how New York has supported its ever-changing workforce.

Donald Trump

Politics

Trump convicted on 34 counts of falsifying business records

The verdict in the criminal case against Trump marks a victory for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Albany Agenda

Policy

Bill to add AI disclaimers appears ready to pass this session

Albany lawmakers have moved swiftly after Meta’s AI chatbot made fake allegations against them.

Albany Agenda

Policy

Tech watchdog fears social media regulation bill could harm minors’ privacy

The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project argues that the SAFE for Kids Act’s age verification requirements could result in social media giants collecting even more sensitive data.

Albany Agenda

Policy

State releases details of $239 billion budget

The Division of the Budget also projects a “structural deficit” that could reach $7.25 billion in three years.

Transportation

Policy

New York’s major capital plans for commuter rail, subways and buses

Here’s a look at the biggest projects being taken on by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New Jersey Transit and Amtrak.

MTA

Personality

‘We have to get ridership back:’ An argument for why congestion pricing will happen

In an interview with City & State, Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO Janno Lieber discusses why the controversial tolling program will ultimately win over New Yorkers.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Keeping tabs on the MTA’s budget and policies

An interview with state Sen. Leroy Comrie, chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Pushing back on congestion pricing

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