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The New York State legislature is considering a slew of criminal-justice reform proposals that would change how the Empire State defines and punishes crime. Read More.
Recent revelations about overspending on the Long Island Railroad should have commuters across the metropolitan area demanding contract reform. Read More.
Expansion of rent regulation—along with rolling back provisions for decontrol of rents—has long been a priority for the Left in New York. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio has presented his executive budget for the coming fiscal year, and spending once again is higher than the year before. Read More.
New York City already has excellent high schools that admit students without consideration of the controversial specialized high school test. Read More.
With tens of billions of dollars in capital requirements, NYCHA is raising serious questions about its assets and options. Read More.
On Earth Day, Mayor de Blasio declared war on buildings, which he described as the city’s largest contributors to climate change. Read More.
The state legislature has reformed New York’s bail laws, mandating immediate pretrial release for a wide range of criminal suspects. Read More.
President Trump has issued an executive order that could limit state governments’ ability to block pipeline projects through the Clean Water Act. Read More.
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