For people in New York’s carceral system, a struggle to access the ballot
People with prior convictions are increasingly able to vote, but they often don’t. And those awaiting trial at Rikers almost never vote, advocates say.
News & Politics
Wait – did Hochul just say she wants to lift the NYC charter school cap?
The moment came and went quickly during a packed gubernatorial debate, but it was definitely a yes. Several lawmakers and teachers unions have expressed disapproval of the governor’s apparent position.
Reopen New York’s adult day health care programs
Families rely on them to provide necessary care so that primary caregivers can go to work.
Bill de Blasio
Poll: 1 in 10 political insiders approve of de Blasio
Only 11% of subscribers and readers of City & State’s First Read email approved of the job that Mayor de Blasio is doing in mid-June, according to a new survey conducted by Honan Strategy Group.
Is it time to check Cuomo’s emergency powers?
Republicans in the state Legislature are renewing their calls for checks on the governor’s emergency powers as cases of the coronavirus and deaths from the virus continue to decline in New York.
De Blasio gets heat for keeping city beaches closed
Yet another example of a policy split between City Hall and Albany, the discord on whether or not New York’s beaches are ready to reopen has prompted criticism from city and state lawmakers who say that if local beaches in the five boroughs aren’t open, New Yorkers will travel to the nearest open beach, causing the potential for overcrowding at a time when that’s the very thing to avoid.
Cuomo warns of $8.2 billion in cuts to localities
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to slash aid to localities by $8.2 billion and cut state agency budgets by 10% unless new federal aid comes through in the coming weeks
Session may resume, with few details on voting technology
The state Legislature may reconvene, but it is unlikely to follow the New York City Council in voting-by-Zoom.
A coronavirus confederacy rises
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other governors pitch President Donald Trump on a multi-state pact to reopen for business.
How New York changed its bail law
State lawmakers avoided major changes to the 2019 bail legislation, but they did add more bail-eligible offenses in the state budget.
Budget proposal in play would end cash bail
A state budget proposal to end cash bail in New York, but it would allow judges to assess a defendants' dangerousness.
Why Democratic state lawmakers are pushing to tax the rich
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi wants higher taxes on the rich, health insurance for airport workers and an expansion of absentee balloting.
State lawmakers aim to pass early state budget
State lawmakers are aiming to strike a three-way budget deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming week as state efforts continue to contain the spread of the coronavirus, according to multiple state Senate sources.
Journalists who went to the Dark Side in 2019
These reporters went from receiving press releases to sending them out.
9/11 remembered, fusion voting debated, vaping scrutinized
Rounding up the week’s political news.
Simcha Felder’s lonely days are over
The four-term Brooklyn lawmaker, state Sen. Simcha Felder has a new life in the Democratic conference.
Lawmakers strike sweeping deal on rent regulations
New York state lawmaker announced a sweeping deal on rent regulations that strengthen tenant protections in New York City and neighboring areas, make the laws permanent and expand them upstate.
What Cuomo’s endorsement of Biden means
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is backing Joseph Biden for president – but why? In this week’s’ “Ask the Experts” feature, we explore why he did it, what the impact will be, and which post could tempt the governor to return to the White House.