Criminal justice

Policy

What does criminal justice reform look like to Kathy Hochul?

The governor has reservations about “defund the police” that her No. 2, Brian Benjamin, doesn’t seem to share.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Rep. Antonio Delgado walks an ideological tightrope to reelection

He has avoided hot-button issues and focused on local problems to avoid alienating his rural district.

News & Politics

Politics

Hochul says she is open to decriminalizing sex work

Advocates for two competing bills are vying for the new governor’s attention on the controversial issue.

News & Politics

Politics

NYC progressives fundraise for India Walton

Three upcoming events aim to help the Buffalo Democratic mayoral candidate build up her warchest.

Politics

Politics

State health commissioner to step down

Howard Zucker will remain in his role until a replacement is named, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.

Politics

Politics

So, about that Cuomo impeachment report

New York Assembly members are in the dark about exactly when the public will get to review their chamber’s investigation – or lack thereof.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Karines Reyes on powering up the NY Hero Act

In a Q&A, the Assembly member talked about how much easier it’s been to work with Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Policy

Policy

Hundreds of bills await Hochul’s signature. Here are 10 that will help define her leadership early on.

Which bills the new governor approves – and which she vetoes – will tell us how serious she is about climate change, government transparency and more.

Power 100

Power Lists

The Western New York Power 100

The movers and shakers in Buffalo, Rochester and the surrounding region.

New York State

Politics

State inspector general resigns

Letizia Tagliafierro has left the job without explanation amid criticisms over an ethics investigation

Policy

Policy

The Buffalo Bills owners want a new stadium, and taxpayers might help them pay for it

The NFL team is a Western New York treasure, and critics say the owners are exploiting that to help pay for the $1.4 billion project.

Labor

Policy

The worker shortages plaguing the public sector

There are a variety of reasons New York is struggling to maintain essential services.

New York State

Policy

Takeaways from New York’s (competing!) redistricting draft maps

Failing to find common ground, the Independent Redistricting Commission released different plans along partisan lines.

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