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Akash Mehta

is editor-in-chief of New York Focus.

New York State

Politics

Progressives slam state Senate Finance secretary pick

The Democratic majority appointed David Friedfel of the Citizens Budget Commission to a key staff position in budget negotiations.

Criminal justice

Policy

Incarcerated New Yorkers may lose out on stimulus checks

Prisoners have just a week left to claim their stimulus checks. But many say they have not been provided with the paperwork.