Eric Adams, Adrienne Adams shake hands on $107 billion NYC budget

Despite a year of contentious budget negotiations, the city leaders reached a budget deal before the deadline.


Opinion: Mayor Adams, protect our city by funding our parks

Chronic underfunding is disproportionately affecting low-income communities, whose parks depend solely on public funding.


Hochul and fiscal watchdogs warn of larger-than-expected state budget deficits

The state’s spending is on track to outpace its revenue by more than $10 billion, leading conservatives to call for decreased spending and progressives to call for more taxes on the wealthy.


Nonprofits make final appeals as New York City budget deadline nears

Negotiations have “been tense since day one,” said City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams.

Rikers Island

Elected officials sound the alarm on proposed city budget cuts to Rikers

Amid proposed cuts to jail-based programming, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams says the Eric Adams administration is at a crossroads


Opinion: Budget cuts threaten meals for older adults

Mayor Eric Adams proposal to cut $12 million from the aging department couldn’t come at a worse time with record inflation and food insecurity.


City Hall budget officials clash with City Council members at final hearing

New York City Budget Director Jacques Jiha faced spirited questioning from City Council members as they argued cuts will harm city services.

New York City Council

NYC Schools won’t see cuts in September, Banks pledges

The Department of Education is still seeing a spending reduction, but individual schools might not.


Library presidents highlight services for migrants in appeal to avoid budget cuts

NYC’s public library systems staved off the latest round of budget cuts ordered by Mayor Eric Adams, but they still face cuts from a previous savings mandate.


Opinion: NYC’s fiscal problem is even worse than it looks

Mayor Eric Adams’ budgets should not provide the final say on the city’s finances.

MagazineShow All


The budget is finally finished. Here are the issues left to tackle this session.

Housing, criminal justice and transgender health care are all on the docket for New York lawmakers and advocates.


Hochul’s late budget strategy seems like it worked

It took a while, but the governor got concessions on bail, charter schools and more.

Criminal Justice

Contrary to Hochul’s stated plan, bail reform rollbacks apply to low level offenses

The state budget includes removing the “least restrictive” standard for all offenses – not just bail-eligible offenses.


What made it into the 2024 New York budget?

From public safety to housing – here’s a guide on where the biggest policy issues stand in the agreement.


There’s no time to read budget bills, and Albany leaders are just fine with that

The budget is already a month late, but legislative leaders are still bypassing a three-day aging period meant to give lawmakers a chance to read the dense legislation

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: Hochul still has an ally when it comes to her housing ideas

The governor said she will be following up with New York City Mayor Eric Adams on several initiatives they both want to “get done.”