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Tag Archives: New York State
Fear-Mongering Threatens a Plan to Build More Suburban Housing
Whether they like it or not, New York officials fighting to maintain exclusionary housing policies are on the wrong side of history.
The Legal Intricacies That Could Make or Break the Case Against Trump
To try to convict the former president of a felony, prosecutors might attempt to connect state election law to a federal election.
Officials Eye Bus Service to La Guardia After Rail Project Is Scrapped
New York transportation authorities appear poised to improve bus service to La Guardia after a plan for a rail link was scrapped last week.
Michael Bloomberg’s New $5 Million Cause: Helping Kathy Hochul
Mr. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has quietly bankrolled a group that is flooding the airwaves with ads to support Gov. Kathy Hochul’s budget plans.
MAGA and Martinis: Is This the Future of the N.Y. Republican Party?
A combative young Republican group in the state, firmly on the right and Trump-friendly, is wary of the official G.O.P. establishment’s more moderate path.
George Santos’s Role in Sale of $19 Million Yacht Attracts F.B.I. Interest
Just before his House election, Mr. Santos helped two of his largest donors reach a private deal on a $19 million boat, mixing his political and personal interests.
Street Parking Permits in New York City? They’re on Legislature’s List.
New York State lawmakers’ proposed budget called for higher taxes on the ultrawealthy, parking permits for city residents and retention of the state’s bail laws.
George Santos Signals Intention to Seek Re-election in 2024
The move by Mr. Santos allows him to continue fund-raising as a prospective candidate and to spend campaign funds.
Weather Updates: Northeast Braces for Wind, Wet Snow, Power Failures
A nor’easter could unleash more than a foot of dense snow on at least seven states, from Pennsylvania to Maine, officials said. New York City may be spared the worst.
‘Million-Dollar Staircase’ Adds a New Face: Ruth Bader Ginsberg
After 125 years, the male-dominated architectural fixture of New York’s Capitol is getting an update.
New York Republicans Are on a Roll. So Why Can’t They Pick a Leader?
Although Republican victories in New York helped the G.O.P. take control of the House, the state party is torn over how closely to align itself with ex-President Donald Trump.
Ban Corporal Punishment in Private Schools, New York Lawmakers Say
The proposals from state legislators come in response to a New York Times investigation that reported the use of slaps and kicks to keep order in some Hasidic Jewish schools.
To Tap Federal Funds, Chip Makers Will Need to Provide Child Care
The move seeks to help more women join the work force as industry leaders complain of labor shortages.
Snow and Sleet Are Coming to the Northeast After a Winter Lull
More than six inches of snow are possible in interior parts of the Northeast starting on Monday night, with lower totals around New York City and coastal areas, forecasters said.
Democrats Put Early Money on New York to Retake the House
Democrats’ House super PAC plans to spend $45 million trying to flip as many as six seats Republicans won in 2022. It could set off a major spending contest.
‘The Democratic Party in New York Is a Disaster’
After losing crucial seats in the congressional midterms, a bitter civil war over the moribund state organization has spilled into the open.
Want to Lower Housing Costs? Build in New York’s Suburbs.
Zoning laws have shut out Black Americans and others considered undesirable from thriving suburbs for too long.
How Public Money Goes to Support a Hasidic Village’s Private Schools
Created for a New York Hasidic group in 1989, the Kiryas Joel Village Union Free School District has directed millions of dollars to the community’s network of private schools.
They’re Betting the Family Farm on Weed
The Hepworth sisters are famous in the organic food world, but like other farmers, they’re struggling. They hope their new venture will change things.
Big Tech lobbyist language made it verbatim into NY’s hedged repair bill
When New York became the first state to pass a heavily modified right-to-repair bill late last year, it was apparent that lobbyists had succeeded in last-minute changes to the law’s specifics. A new report from the online magazine Grist details the ways in which Gov. Kathy Hochul made changes identical to those proposed by a tech trade association.
In a report co-published with nonprofit newsroom The Markup, Maddie Stone writes that documents surrounding the drafting and debate over the bill show that many of the changes signed by Hochul were the same as those proposed by TechNet, which represents Apple, Google, Samsung, and other technology companies.
The bill would have required that companies that provide parts, tools, manuals, and diagnostic equipment or software to their own repair networks also make them available to independent repair shops and individuals. It saw heavy opposition from trade groups before its passing. New York Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, the bill’s sponsor, told Grist that backers had to make “a lot of changes to get it over the finish line in the first day or two of June.” The bill passed with broad bipartisan support, but it was pared down to focus only on small electronics.
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Gov. Hochul Retreats to Square One on Finding a Top Judge for New York
The State Senate’s rejection of Justice Hector LaSalle leaves New York’s leaders in uncharted territory, with Gov. Kathy Hochul’s next steps uncertain.
Breaking Impasse, State Senate Will Vote on N.Y. Chief Judge Nominee
It is highly unlikely that Justice Hector LaSalle, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s divisive nominee, will survive the floor vote in the chamber.
Hochul Borrows Solutions to Address New York’s Housing Crisis
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to step up housing construction is likely to face opposition in Albany, especially from Long Island legislators.
George Santos and the Case of the Missing $365,000
Representative George Santos’s failure to account for hundreds of thousands of dollars in spending is part of a pattern of irregularities in the way his campaign handled its finances.
Clean Slates Promised Under New York Marijuana Law Prove Complicated
The omission of a single Roman numeral in the text of a state law has made it difficult for those with certain convictions to clear their names.
Charter School Expansion Faces Tough Fight in New York
Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to allow more charter schools to open in New York City. But as the public school system loses students, the effort faces strong political headwinds.
Hochul Could Face Battle With Fellow Democrats Over Corporate Tax Increase
Gov. Kathy Hochul is under pressure from some Democrats to extend a temporary corporate tax increase in her budget proposal on Wednesday.
Hochul’s Vow to Boost Ethics and Sexual Harassment Training Falls Flat
Gov. Kathy Hochul promised to end the era where state workers could “click through” an ethics class. But the state has failed to implement live training.
Fireball Maker Sued Over Bottles That Don’t Contain Whisky
An Illinois woman who wanted whisky, but got a cinnamon-and-whisky-flavored malt beverage instead, has sued the maker of Fireball for fraud.
George Santos Says He Has a New Treasurer. The Treasurer Does Not Agree.
Like much of Representative George Santos’s financial background, the move to replace his longtime treasurer, Nancy Marks, was shrouded in confusion.
Mystery of George Santos’s $700,000 in Campaign Loans Deepens
In amended campaign finance reports, Mr. Santos seemed to suggest that the loans did not come from his personal funds, as he had originally stated.
Long Covid Is Keeping Significant Numbers of People Out of Work, Study Finds
An analysis of workers’ compensation claims in New York found that 71 percent of claimants with long Covid needed continuing medical treatment or were unable to work for six months or more.
The New Cutting Edge of Abortion- Rights Legislation
New York should try to protect doctors sending pills through the mail.
How an Investor Lost $625,000 and His Faith in George Santos
Andrew Intrater, a wealthy businessman, has been in touch with the S.E.C. about Mr. Santos’s dealings on behalf of a company accused in a Ponzi scheme.
Inside the Political Fight That May Have Doomed a Chief Judge Nominee
A battle over the nomination of Justice Hector LaSalle was rooted in both judicial policy and politics, as progressive Democrats in New York showed their strength.
Supreme Court Again Rejects Request to Block New York Gun Law
The latest emergency application came from several firearms dealers who said recent state laws violated the Second Amendment and conflicted with federal law.
Hochul v. Democrats: A Court Battle Plays Out in the N.Y. Senate
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s choice of Justice Hector LaSalle to become the state’s top judge has caused an intraparty Democratic battle that will be on display at Wednesday’s judicial hearing.
George Santos Shows Early Signs of Tilting to the Hard Right
Through his staff hires and his public appearances with members of the House Freedom Caucus, Representative George Santos has signaled a move away from the mainstream.
All the Developers Who Want You to Want a New York Casino
Developers hoping to win one of three casino licenses in the New York City region are crafting bids heavy on amenities and less focused on gambling.
George Santos’s Deceit: A Secret Shared Among Some Republicans
How, in this day and age, did the congressman’s web of lies manage to avoid detection from his Democratic opponents and the media?
The Mysterious Campaign Fund That Raised Big Money for George Santos
A review of records and newly uncovered documents reveals that efforts to elect George Santos may have run afoul of campaign finance rules.
George Santos’s Secret Résumé: A Wall Street Star With a 3.9 G.P.A.
Two years before his successful run for Congress, George Santos gave Long Island Republican officials a résumé that reads like a detailed road map of his lies.
George Santos Faces Calls to Resign From Long Island GOP Leaders
The rejection by Republican leaders in Nassau County is the sharpest denunciation from Mr. Santos’s party, whose leaders in Washington have mostly stayed mum.
Supreme Court Leaves New York’s New Gun Law in Place for Now
The law, enacted in response to a decision in June striking down a restrictive gun control law, imposed new requirements on carrying guns in public.
Why Left-Leaning Democrats May Torpedo Hochul’s Choice of Top Judge
Gov. Kathy Hochul has not given up on her nomination of Hector LaSalle to lead the state Court of Appeals, but the Legislature could refuse to approve him.
NY Lawmakers to Request House Ethics Investigation of George Santos
Two Democrats will file an official complaint about Mr. Santos’s financial disclosures with the House’s bipartisan ethics committee.
Judge Scolds Trump Legal Team and Lets James’s Lawsuit Proceed
A New York judge declined to dismiss the state attorney general’s suit against the former president and called his lawyers’ filing frivolous.