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.
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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.
Families rely on them to provide necessary care so that primary caregivers can go to work.
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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.
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.
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
The state Legislature may reconvene, but it is unlikely to follow the New York City Council in voting-by-Zoom.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other governors pitch President Donald Trump on a multi-state pact to reopen for business.
State lawmakers avoided major changes to the 2019 bail legislation, but they did add more bail-eligible offenses in the state budget.
A state budget proposal to end cash bail in New York, but it would allow judges to assess a defendants' dangerousness.
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi wants higher taxes on the rich, health insurance for airport workers and an expansion of absentee balloting.
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.
These reporters went from receiving press releases to sending them out.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
The four-term Brooklyn lawmaker, state Sen. Simcha Felder has a new life in the Democratic conference.