New York City

All 51 City Council members back internet affordability program in new letter

After the expiration of the Affordable Connectivity Program, the council wants U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer to extend funding for the subsidy program.

Albany Agenda

The bills that passed and failed to pass in the last week of session

Landmark new social media regulations for kids passed the Legislature, but the NY HEAT Act didn’t make it past the finish line.


MTA confirms congestion pricing won’t go into effect on June 30

Lawmakers have not found an alternative source of funding for the MTA, and the agency said it will have to cut programs if the governor doesn’t let congestion pricing go into effect.

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Hochul’s IOU plan for the MTA may be DOA

Gov. Kathy Hochul wants the state Legislature to pass a bill providing the MTA with an IOU in lieu of congestion pricing revenue, but many lawmakers and advocates oppose it.


Behind the Adams administration’s Albany housing strategy

After mixed results in previous sessions, the mayor came away with everything he wanted for housing in the latest state budget. Here’s how they got their act together.


Lawmakers hold dueling press conferences on congestion pricing

Some state legislators are concerned about how to fund the MTA, but others are just glad their constituents won’t have to pay more tolls.

News & Politics

NYC Council votes to expand authority over mayoral appointments

The vote escalates a simmering power struggle between the council and New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

Albany Agenda

Will the MTA board put the brakes on congestion pricing?

Four members of the MTA board have said that they disagree with Hochul’s decision to suspend congestion pricing, but Hochul seems likely to get her way.

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Health Care

Reproductive health care advocates push for birth control injections at pharmacies

When the state passed a law last year authorizing pharmacists to dispense many forms of birth control without a prescription, injections weren’t included.

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Hochul says she will delay NYC congestion pricing

Congestion pricing tolls were scheduled to start in Manhattan on June 30.


Amended again, Grieving Families Act set to pass and seek Hochul’s approval

The legislation would update the state’s nearly 180-year-old law governing wrongful deaths to allow families to seek emotional damages.


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.


Officials sound the alarm on cuts to NYC contracts office

New York City isn’t paying nonprofits on time. The mayor wants to reduce contract services funding anyway.

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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.


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.

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The laws and bills impacting trans New Yorkers

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