Research

New York’s plan to steer homeowners and landlords toward electric heat could backfire due to high costs and practical concerns Read More

Dr. Gerald Benjamin, one of the top authority's on New York state and local government, makes the case for changing how villages are created as two related bills head to Gov. Hochul's desk. Read More

School districts have used more than 400 special meetings—votes held outside the regular May and November election days—since 2011 to approve nearly $9 billion in spending, including about $2 billion last year.  Read More

Changes to New York’s charter-school law championed by Governor Hochul yielded their first results yesterday as five charter schools, which together plan to serve more than 2,300 New York City students, got the green light to open.   Read More