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Gov. Kathy Hochul's first State of the State address gives her an opportunity to set up her election year by laying out a vision for the state – a statement of public purpose. She will have plenty of targets.
Plainly, there are many ways 2022 can improve on this expiring year. But that will depend on what we all do to make it better.
The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) has failed, The News' Editorial Board writes, but there are promising steps – and leaders – in place that could correct the dysfunction and corruption in New York government.
The point of the 400-foot-long breakwater is to prevent flood and erosion damage from Lake Ontario from harming Olcott Harbor.
New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs used a poor choice of words this week in trying to explain why his party was not endorsing…
We’ve been down this road before. Just as it wasn’t sufficient for New York to respond on its own to the acid rain that was poisoning the Adir…
John Maggiore, whose career as a state official dates to Cuomo's father, the late Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, said Friday that he intends to remain a commissioner of the agency.
Hochul said Zucker agreed stay to on until his replacement is chosen and the position is filled.
"Under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, too many government agencies slow-walked their legal obligation to promptly answer Freedom of Information requests," writes The News' Editorial Board.
"The need for these rules are evident to anyone paying attention," writes The News' Editorial Board.
"New Yorkers are lucky to live in a state whose leaders are trying to follow the science rather than seeking political advantage," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Why did the State Legislature say it could not impeach a governor not in office? Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was still in office until the 24th, right?
In 2011, the New York State Legislature, together with then-Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, created the New York State Department of Financial Services.…
Gov. Kathy Hochul has already discussed with legislative leaders how to jump-start the marijuana cultivation, distribution and sales program created in March.
Hochul must straddle both the upstate and downstate worlds in a way like no other Democrat before her. Can she do it?
Hochul, the lieutenant governor and a Democrat from Buffalo, ascended to the chief executive role following the departure of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo at midnight.
Cuomo is leaving his job in humiliation, following allegations he sexually harassed multiple women.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and President Biden are taking the right and necessary action in requiring nursing home staff be vaccinated against Covid…
While Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office, for a fourth straight day, would not publicly say Monday when Cuomo will depart his job, Hochul's officials said they have now officially been told of the embattled Cuomo’s exit: next Monday at 11:59 p.m.
"They’re just masks," writes The News Editorial Board. "They can be a little uncomfortable and annoying sometimes, but that’s it. They’re manageable. They save lives and – despite some people’s apparent fears – they don’t reflect on their wearers’ politics."