Policy

Policy

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.

Albany Agenda

Policy

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.

Housing

Policy

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.

Transportation

Policy

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

Policy

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

Policy

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.

Health Care

Policy

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.

Policy

Policy

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.

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.

Nonprofits

Policy

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.

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.

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.

Albany Agenda

Policy

The laws and bills impacting trans New Yorkers

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

Labor

Opinion

Opinion: Paving the way to protecting workers

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

New York City

Policy

Touting New York’s MWBE opportunities

Chief Business Diversity Officer Michael Garner and other experts detail progress made on equity at City & State’s 2024 Diversity Summit.

NYPD

Policy

Inspector general: Digidog dodged disclosures

A report found that the NYPD is still not complying with a four-year old surveillance technology oversight law.

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.

Policy

Policy

Where could there be a new casino in NYC?

Proposals have popped up in every borough – and outside the city.

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.