New York State

'We Battled to Get That Food Store': What the Tops Supermarket Meant to Buffalo’s Black Community

The racist mass shooting has left a deep scar at a symbol of resilience on the city’s east side.

Police Could Have Used New York’s Red Flag Law to Stop the Buffalo Shooting Suspect

State police said they did not file for a protection order under the law after they were called to the accused shooter’s school, where they reportedly investigated a “murder-suicide” threat he made.

New York’s Once-booming Oil Industry and the Risky Wells It Left Behind

Western New York towns were built around oil production. Now, they’re grappling with the remnants of a declining industry.

Can New York Court and Regulate the Crypto Industry at the Same Time?

Some state lawmakers are making enemies in the cryptocurrency industry as New York City Mayor Eric Adams tries to woo it.

The States Where Motorists Pay the Most for Auto Insurance

A new report also looks at the places where rates are the highest compared to income.

An Invasive 'Jumping' Worm Spreads in the US, Threatening Forests

The worm is now showing up in multiple states. Its voracious eating habits could harm native wildlife and plants. Scientists say there isn't a way to combat the pest on a widespread scale.

The New Buffalo Bills Stadium Is One of the Worst Deals for Taxpayers

COMMENTARY | Study after study has shown that stadiums are terrible public investments. Taxpayers rarely want to pay for them. So why do governments keep subsidizing them?

States Expand Efforts to Squash Spread of Dangerous Insect

The invasive spotted lanternfly kills many crops and trees and can cause a state hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Several states are sounding the alarm and quarantining more counties.

New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin Resigns Following Federal Indictment

The Harlem Democrat pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple corruption charges related to his 2021 campaign for New York City comptroller.

New York Lieutenant Governor Arrested

Prosecutors say Brian Benjamin was involved in a bribery conspiracy as a state senator.

Why Economists Called Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $850 Million Buffalo Bills Deal a ‘Boondoggle’

The New York agreement would be the largest public funding of a sports stadium in U.S. history.

A Proposal to Use $850M in Taxpayer Money for NFL Stadium

New York state legislators have yet to weigh in on whether they’ll approve the governor's funding plan for the Buffalo Bills stadium before the April 1 deadline.

A Call for a Gas Tax Suspension as Biden Bans Russian Oil

New York Republican state lawmakers previously proposed halting the state's gas tax to alleviate the effects of inflation.

One State's New Unionization Movement

Starbucks, newsrooms and farms are some of the places in New York where organizing is beginning to take hold.

How One State Wants To Invest in Child Care Like It’s Tesla

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is proposing to spend billions on economic development programs that critics want to allocate to social programs.

How Cities and Counties Are Using $18B in Federal Funds

A new tracker includes information on more than 2,300 projects that 150 big cities and counties are directing American Rescue Plan Act dollars toward.

A New Regional, Data-driven Approach to Tracing Illegal Guns

New York plans to improve data analysis and information sharing with neighboring states, federal agencies and local law enforcement partners and beef up its analytical capabilities.

Local Lawmakers Plead for Federal Help in New York’s Gun Violence Crisis

Federal legislation, funding and coordination are part of a range of proposals to stop the flow of illegal guns into New York.

One State's 'Moral Responsibility' to Make Apparel More Sustainable

New York lawmakers introduced the first "fashion sustainability" bill in the U.S. It would require global brands to disclose their climate and social impacts.