New York State

Politics

An early end to the census compounds fears of political manipulation

Stopping the count could lead to an inaccurate tally and a loss of congressional representation for New York.

Coronavirus

Policy

How did the state fail in its health messaging to Hasidic Jews?

Public health experts said it should rely on trusted community leaders and avoid shaming to combat coronavirus misinformation.

Education

Policy

School districts still laying off staff amid funding uncertainty

Though the state restored aid payments, schools are still preparing for possible cuts in the future.

Donald Trump

Policy

Times’ Trump tax scoop could fuel further inquiries from James, Vance

The president’s tax returns feature several red flags for possibly fraudulent behavior, experts say.

Health Care

Policy

New generation of politicians open up about mental health struggles

Corey Johnson cited depression in deciding not to run for mayor. His frankness reflects a shift.

Education

Policy

Seats in New York City’s free child care program still not finalized

With the rest of the city’s in-person classes starting next week, challenges remain to prepare providers.

Health Care

Policy

Amid pandemic, mental health services needed more than ever

Continued investment and flexibility will be important despite city and state budgetary constraints.

Education

Policy

Why NYC Asian American students are opting for remote learning

Families in multigenerational homes and fears of the coronavirus drive choice to stay in virtual classrooms.

New York State

Politics

How New Yorkers are responding to the census

The count could affect New York for the next decade. Many New Yorkers haven’t bothered.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Will de Blasio ties haunt a trio of mayoral candidates?

Maya Wiley, Kathryn Garcia and Loree Sutton have already begun to distance themselves from the mayor.

Health Care

Policy

Pandemic drives New York’s Medicaid enrollment up

Increased reliance on Medicaid could further increase the state’s spending, though federal aid has helped offset the burden.

Labor

Policy

Overtime pay for farmworkers still in dispute

The overtime threshold could be lowered to 40 hours a week, but farm owners say it would make labor costs too burdensome.

Labor

Policy

New York City’s history of public sector strikes

Despite a 1967 law making strikes illegal, there have been several prominent strikes by transit workers and teachers.

Education

Policy

Can New York colleges safely bring students back?

New York has more out-of-state students than anywhere. Will reopening be a disaster?

Budget

Policy

Why upstate cities are in extreme financial peril

Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse are likely to face some of the worst revenue shortfalls among major cities in the country.

New York City

Politics

Washington Heights, Inwood continue higher census response rates

Latino communities are called “hard to count.” But Upper Manhattan is standing up to be counted.

Nonprofits

Policy

New York City cuts initiative covering additional overhead costs for nonprofits

Organizations are unsure whether the city will reimburse them for costs they were promised would be covered.

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