In its editorial celebrating Gov. Kathy Hochul’s embrace of a (further) enriched state education aid formula ("A new day for schools," Oct. 19), the Times Union Editorial Board bemoans New York’s "miserly education policy." Miserly? Really? Read More
Despite , the state Health Department continues responding to requests for pandemic data with stalling tactics that became notorious . In one striking example, the department recently responded to the Empire Center’s request for updated nursin Read More
Hochul’s specific priorities were lowest-common-denominator stuff: “combating” the spread of COVID-19 linked to the Delta variant, pushing billions in stalled federal rent relief out the door to tenants (and ultimately their landlords) and “beginning to change the culture in Albany.” Read More
While New Yorkers waited to see whether the results of Tuesday’s primary would move Gotham politics even further to the left, an avowed socialist had scored a huge upset victory in the Empire State’s second-largest city. With all primary-day and Read More
As New York emerges from the worst pandemic in a century, its citizens face a new threat to their lives and economic well-being — the danger that their leaders will fail to learn from the past year’s painful experience. One lesson above all de Read More
Lawmakers in Albany are again advancing the New York Health Act, which would abolish private health insurance and herd all New Yorkers into a state-run “single payer” plan financed with massive tax hikes. Instead of building on recent progress Read More
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