Budget

Policy

With time running out, progressives turn to activist tactics on the NY state budget

Sleeping in the Capitol for immigrant health care, going on a hunger strike to protect bail reform, blocking escalators calling for affordable housing: Progressives are trying it all.

Policy

Policy

Key state lawmaker questions bonding proposal for Belmont racetrack

The New York Racing Association is seeking $450 million in state-backed bonds despite past criticism of its finances.

Criminal justice

Policy

Progressives remain steadfast though voters are wary of bail reform

The political left is facing a messaging battle as it attempts to block changes in the New York state budget due April 1.

Policy

Policy

Trading Tesla for child care: New York progressives take aim at wasteful ‘economic development’

Pointing to a series of boondoggles, legislators are pushing for more transparency on economic development programs to fund a social spending wishlist.

Policy

Policy

The one part of Hochul’s public safety plan that progressives don’t hate

Opposition to changing bail reform aside, many Albany Democrats are getting behind gubernatorial efforts to force more people to get mental health treatment.

Policy

Policy

Hochul refuses to discuss proposed bail changes in public

The governor confirmed Monday that a leaked public safety plan was hers, but deflected questions about the details.

Criminal justice

Policy

Lawmakers bristle at leak of Hochul’s bail policy

The governor’s leaked public safety plan undermines her claims that she doesn’t negotiate policy through the media.

New York State

Policy

Hochul wants to force more people with mental illness to get treatment

The governor included a major change to Kendra’s Law alongside a proposed rollback of bail reform in her new public safety plan.

New York State

Politics

Black and Latino faith leaders are key to any Cuomo comeback

The disgraced governor and his successor Gov. Kathy Hochul are battling for the endorsements of religious leaders.

Budget

Policy

To-go cocktails apparently spiked in budget process

Gov. Kathy Hochul says she is willing to wait on legalizing to-go alcohol sales following opposition from state lawmakers.

Budget

Policy

What Albany Democrats want from Kathy Hochul in the new state budget

One-house budget resolutions highlight legislators’ demands for more social spending ahead of the April 1 budget deadline.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Who wants to run for governor as a Republican in 2022?

The race appears up in the air with months to go before the June primary.

New York State

Policy

Lawmakers want to suspend gas taxes for drivers by having other taxpayers foot the bill

With surging prices due to inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Gov. Kathy Hochul is resisting calls from legislators in both parties to give motorists a tax break.

Personality

Personality

Ana María Archila doesn’t want to be a symbolic LG

The longtime activist would be the first Hispanic person ever elected to statewide office, and she thinks the position of lieutenant governor can do more.

Criminal justice

Policy

Undaunted by bail backlash, progressives push for Clean Slate bill in Albany

Democrats have to decide between dueling versions of the legislation as the April 1 state budget deadline approaches.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Diana Reyna on her campaign for lieutenant governor as Tom Suozzi’s running mate

The former Brooklyn deputy offers Suozzi a not-so-secret weapon as she aims to become the first Latina ever elected to statewide office.

New York State

Politics

How New York is joining Ukraine’s fight against Russia

Officials are deploying the financial, regulatory and legislative might of the Empire State.

New York State

Politics

A 2022 referendum on the leadership of Nick Langworthy

The state GOP chair has repeatedly vowed to elect a Republican as New York governor despite the odds.

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