New York State

Major Findings From AG’s Report Into NY Gov. Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment

Investigators spoke with women who had not previously come forward and corroborated accounts from women who had made accusations publicly.

California Passed Guaranteed Income for Aged-out Foster Youth. Other States Might Follow

The chair of the New York state Senate Committee on Children and Families supports establishing a similar program.

As High-tax States Lose Residents, Low-Tax States Gain

About 20% of homebuyers cite lower taxes as the main reason they move to another state, but there are several other important factors, according to a recent analysis.

Best and Worst States for City Manager Jobs

The median salary for the highest 10% of city manager positions is $227,000, but not all these executives nationwide fare as well when it comes to pay and opportunities, according to a recent report.

Governors Promise Return to Normalcy Once States Hit Target Vaccination Rates

The announcements come as vaccination rates continue to decline nationwide.

States Look to Ban Police From Lying During Interrogations

Lawmakers in Illinois approved legislation that would prohibit police from lying to minors during interrogations, and similar proposals are underway in other states.

More States Expand the Ballot to Previously Incarcerated

New York and other states restored voting rights to thousands with felony convictions.

Analysis: The States with the Largest and Smallest Tax Increases

Legislatures have implemented or are considering tax policy changes that will impact their states’ budgets in fiscal year 2022, according to analysis by Fitch Ratings.

3 Companies Settle Over Millions of Fake Comments on FCC’s Net Neutrality Rollback

Broadband companies funded an effort responsible for 8.5 million fraudulent comments supporting the repeal, according to a New York attorney general report.

Block of Three Northeast States Will Move Toward Reopening

Governors in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut plan to ease limits on businesses beginning May 19. States in other parts of the country have already gone further unwinding pandemic-era rules.

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Right to Carry Concealed Gun

The lawsuit challenging a New York law that restricts the ability to carry firearms outside the home would be the first major Second Amendment case heard by the court in a decade.

Poll: 91% of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legalized

As states continue to pass laws to legalize marijuana, support for its medical and recreational uses continues to grow, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

Ranking: The Worst States for Retirees

The least favorable places to live post-work years on the list, which was compiled from several sources, have high taxes and soaring housing costs, among other things.

GOP Governors Take Action to Block Covid ‘Vaccine Passports’

The Biden administration is making clear it is not planning to pursue a federal proof-of-vaccination program.

Report: Small Landlords Face Dramatic Drop in Rent Payments

In a study of two cities, 60% of renters paid in full in June 2020 compared with 77% the same month in 2019.

National Homelessness Estimate Grows for Fourth Consecutive Year

The number of people who are homeless and without shelter has been on the rise.

Atlanta Shootings Fuel Fear Over Rising Anti-Asian Violence

More than 3,800 reports of anti-Asian discrimination or bias have been reported over the last year.

Road Salt is Imperiling Aquatic Ecosystems. It Doesn’t Have to.

COMMENTARY | A pilot project in upstate New York shows how we can balance our need for safe roads with our duty to protect nature.

For Seniors in One County, Robotic Pets Help Ease Pandemic Loneliness

Oswego County, New York's Office for the Aging has distributed 30 animatronic pets to senior citizens to provide companionship amid a year of social isolation.

Police Department Tries Out Virtual Reality De-Escalation Training

The department in Schenectady, New York, is working with a local game development company on the program.