By Bryce Covert on March 10, 2014
New York State lawmakers passed a paid family leave proposal, although it's future is still uncertain.
By Alan Pyke on March 6, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) will be the third governor (and the first Republican) to block Congress's food stamp cuts in his state.
By Sy Mukherjee on February 13, 2014
A watchdog group finds that money spent on tobacco lobbying in New York in the first half of 2013 was greater than the previous two years combined.
Want daily updates on important issues? Subscribe to
By Jeff Spross on February 4, 2014
With current technology, the region could electrify its cars and building heating systems, boost energy efficiency and smart grid use, and ramp up renewables.
By Sy Mukherjee on January 30, 2014
Following the death of Avonte Oquendo, a New York teen with severe autism, lawmakers look for a solution.
By Josh Israel and Ian Millhiser on January 29, 2014
When a reporter asked Grimm about a brewing controversy over his campaign finance practices, the second-term Congressman and former FBI agent angrily snapped that he would assault the reporter.
By Bryce Covert on January 22, 2014
When it comes to high-quality universal preschool, the devil is in the funding details.
By Kiley Kroh on January 9, 2014
New York governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his State of the State address on Wednesday and announced an even greater commitment to clean energy, including $1 billion in new funding for solar energy projects.
By Bryce Covert on January 6, 2014
The plan would pay for a universal preschool program through New York's budget.
By Alan Pyke on January 5, 2014
Gov. Cuomo's (D) reversal on medical marijuana is good news for sick people -- though just how many remains to be seen.