What the New York City Council got done in the past two years

The legislative body could use some of its additional oversight powers in the next session.


Budget headaches complicate City Council’s priorities for 2024

Austerity measures from the Adams administration could limit the creation of many new programs.


Congestion pricing is one step closer to becoming a reality. Here’s what you need to know.

“We really wanted to limit exemptions and we did,” Traffic Mobility Review Board Chair Carl Weisbrod said of the board’s recommendations.

Kathy Hochul

DC 37 to Hochul: Sign the Grieving Families Act

In a new letter, the state’s largest public sector union is calling on the governor to approve changes to the state’s nearly 180-year-old wrongful death law


Hochul confirms she won’t pursue suburban housing mandates in ‘an election year’

The Democratic New York governor is leading efforts to regain suburban House seats that flipped in 2022.


Climate advocates to rally for NY HEAT Act

The law would limit what low-income residents pay for utilities and get rid of a subsidy for new gas hookups.


New York’s top court upholds state gun laws – for now

The Court of Appeals rejected Second Amendment challenges to the state’s gun laws on procedural grounds, but both sides of the gun control debate expect more lawsuits to be filed.


Hochul to abandon required construction mandates in ambitious housing plan

The governor is backing off the requirement in a policy which has had little legislative support, and as Democrats face competitive and consequential elections in 2024.

New York City

City Council examines how to help migrant students in hearing

The Immigration and Education committees will review the impacts of shelter limits and other issues.


On commissions and task forces, Hochul again issues dozens of vetoes

The governor said 32 proposed bills to study everything from Black youth suicide to climate expenditures would cost the state millions. A proposal to create a reparations task force was not vetoed.

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New York State

Poll: Broad support for universal free school meals, higher food stamp benefits

Siena College found that strong majorities backed these anti-hunger measures to be considered by the state Legislature.


No NYC mayor has resigned in decades. But here’s what would happen if they did.

Most recent mayoral administrations have been investigated for corruption, but the New York City line of succession hasn’t come into play.


Ask the experts: Are the Adams administration’s budget cuts necessary?

Experts weigh in on the state of the city’s financial crisis and explore how the city should be dealing with it.


Hochul announces attempt to address hate online amid rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia

The governor said she would put more resources toward social media surveillance on college campuses and pressure social media companies to curb hateful rhetoric.


Thousands more vacant positions eliminated in latest New York City budget cuts

“Without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will be only the beginning,” Mayor Eric Adams said of a plan that cuts 2,100 vacancies.