Gov. Kathy Hochul seeks to spend an additional $10 billion to help pull New York out of its COVID crisis — sums topped by the legislative leaders she’s negotiating a final deal with. Business leaders warn New York can’t afford extensive new commitments.
Then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo assigned staffers to spend hundreds of work hours helping with a book touting his pandemic leadership — landing him $5.2 million last year as the pandemic raged, a new investigation found. The 60-page report released Monday by the state Assembly’s Judiciary Committee determined that Cuomo’s top aide alone exchanged over 1,000 emails […]
A state and city fund created to help undocumented immigrants shut out of federal disaster relief after remnants of Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc could become a permanent fixture as extreme weather becomes more routine, top officials said Monday. At a news conference unveiling the $27 million program, Gov. Kathy Hochul didn’t rule out instituting an […]
A bipartisan commission charged with reforming political mapmaking fails its first test as New York Democrats and Republicans deliver dueling congressional and state legislative maps. The gridlock came as House midterm elections loomed.
In her first day in office, the state’s 57th governor moves to rebuild trust damaged by secrecy and sexual harassment under Andrew Cuomo. On her agenda: cleaning up Albany, speeding up rent and worker aid — and vaccine mandates.
The state Assembly committee that laid groundwork to impeach Gov. Andrew Cuomo is dropping its inquiry against the outgoing governor, Speaker Carl Heastie announced Friday afternoon. The move, which came three days after Cuomo announced he would be resigning his office later this month, left open the question of whether he could — or would […]
The investigation overseen by State Attorney General Letitia James found the governor engaged in inappropriate touching, sexual conversations and retaliation — and broke federal and state laws. The Albany DA revealed an ongoing criminal probe.
New York’s new Cannabis Control Board — which will set up and oversee the state’s rollout of legalized recreational marijuana — is expected to be in place before the beginning of summer, THE CITY has learned. The five-member board, with three appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will be charged with working with an advisory committee […]
Additional reporting by Allison Dikanovic State lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached a deal on the state’s $212 billion budget Tuesday, agreeing to tax increases on wealthy New Yorkers and to create a fund for undocumented workers shut out of financial assistance during the pandemic. Buoyed by a $12.6 billion infusion from the stimulus package […]
Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold last spring, Verónica Leal was used to working up to six days a week cleaning homes for “professionals, lawyers, educators — people like that.” But as coronavirus cases mounted last March, the 35-year old Washington Heights resident began getting text messages from clients telling her that they no longer […]