Policy

Policy

Advocates cheer as Assembly moves to approve Adult Survivors Act

A spokesman for Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie made the abrupt announcement, delivering a late session victory for those advocating on behalf of victims of sexual abuse.

Policy

Policy

Hochul proposes new gun laws, social media crackdowns after mass shooting

The governor announced a series of measures meant to address the spread of white supremacy online and strengthen gun control laws in New York.

Policy

Policy

Election reform legislation moves forward in New York

The state Senate recently passed a series of bills aiming at cleaning up the state’s voting systems.

Policy

Policy

Police could have used New York’s Red Flag law to stop the Buffalo shooting suspect

New York State Police said they did not file for a protection order under the law after they were called to the accused shooter’s school, where they reportedly investigated a “murder-suicide” threat he made.

New York State

Policy

What could still get passed in the New York legislative session?

Protections for tenants, survivors of sexual assault and formerly incarcerated people are all being considered. Eric Adams’ control of New York City schools also hangs in the balance.

New York State

Policy

Voting rights legislation advances in New York

Lawmakers want to expand language access and create a statewide election database among other reforms.

Coronavirus

Policy

State’s first chief disability officer tackles post-COVID-19 priorities

Kimberly Hill’s priorities are tackling employment and housing for New Yorkers with disabilities after the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to advocates.

New York State

Policy

Special master hears arguments in redistricting case

Lawyers for the GOP-backed plaintiffs in the case, along with attorneys for Democratic state leaders, attacked each other’s proposed maps in the Friday hearing.

New York State

Policy

New York AG Letitia James seeks NRA babysitter

The request comes after the court refused her office’s demand to dismantle the organization for alleged rampant misuse of funds.

New York State

Policy

Legislature considers a bill to get ex-LG off the ballot

After initial resistance, lawmakers seem willing to help Gov. Kathy Hochul find a way to replace Brian Benjamin.

New York City

Policy

City Council passes revised pay transparency bill in response to business leaders’ lobbying

The amended legislation delayed the implementation of a law designed to tackle pay inequity but kept its major provisions intact.

Policy

Policy

Can New York court and regulate the crypto industry at the same time?

Some state lawmakers are making enemies in the cryptocurrency industry as Eric Adams tries to woo it.

Policy

Policy

Can cryptocurrency actually help anyone?

Proponents said communities of color can benefit from a decentralized virtual banking system, despite concerns over volatility and scams.

New York City

Politics

Understanding mayoral control

State lawmakers are expected to address mayoral control of New York City schools before the end of session after it was excluded from this year’s state budget.

Energy & Environment

Policy

How do you plant more trees in New York City? Give them away

In Canarsie, tree saplings were available for residents to grab and go plant in their own backyard ahead of Earth Day.

New York City

Policy

ATF’s role in mass shooting suspect’s arrest highlights how agency helps NYC in war on guns

Mayor Eric Adams reiterated the importance of the NYPD’s partnership with the agency in the wake of last week’s Brooklyn subway shooting.

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