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The State of New York

Why the Last-Ditch Effort to Pass Good Cause Failed

Lawmakers and advocates point fingers, as New York's dysfunctional government failed to act once again.

June 13, 2023

When Queens Lawmakers Are Also Casino Cheerleaders

Three politicians who appeared in a Resorts World promo will have input in the bidding process.

The Only Good Place in Albany Is the Women’s Bathroom on the Second Floor

The politics stink, but at least the bathrooms are nice.

April 24, 2023

Albany Dispatch: Housing Crisis Despair Edition

"It really feels like we're trying to minimize all of the harm that's going to come through this budget."

April 19, 2023

Which Banks Should Get to Hold NYC’s Billions in Cash?

NYC has an average daily cash balance of $6.5 billion.

April 19, 2023

‘The Number One Issue in Our Budget This Year Is Locking Up Black and Brown People’

An interview with Assemblymember Latrice Walker, on the fifth day of her hunger strike to protest bail law rollbacks.

April 14, 2023

Governor Hochul Wants to Get Back in the Marijuana Enforcement Game

Defense attorneys say that huge fines on illicit weed could reopen the door to an NYPD crackdown.

March 28, 2023