New York State

The Worker Shortages Plaguing the Public Sector

There are a variety of reasons New York is struggling to maintain essential services.

State Lawmakers Push to Allow Residents to Contribute to Abortion Access Fund

A bill would allow New York residents to contribute on their tax returns, allocating money to nonprofit organizations that help women travel and pay for abortions.

How New York is subsidizing Amazon

Local agencies across the state lure the retail giant to town using generous tax incentives.

Flash Flooding Highlights Immediate Dangers of Climate Change – Again

Elected officials and activists say state and local governments need to do more now.

Full FDA Approval of Pfizer Vaccine Prompts Swift Mandates for State, Local Government Workers

Following approval for the vaccine, some leaders across the country immediately tell public employees and college students to get vaccinated now.

Businesses Challenge One City’s Covid Vaccine Mandate

New York City will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for entry to restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues. San Francisco and New Orleans have issued similar orders.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns

The three-term governor stepped down in the face of likely being impeached over sexual harassment and assault allegations.

Indigenous Tribes Taking the Lead on Legal Weed

While the state dawdles on pot regulations, Native Americans in New York will likely begin sales before the end of the year.

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.