Amid Democratic Outcry Over LaSalle, Hochul Turned to Republicans (New York Focus, 6/2/23)

Hochul Inches Toward Health Insurance for Undocumented Immigrants (New York Focus, 5/19/23)

Half a Billion in the Bank — And Next to No One in the Stands (New York Focus, 5/8/23)

New York’s Minimum Wage Hike Has a Big Catch (New York Focus, 5/5/23)

Updates: New York Budget (New York Focus, 4/25/23-5/1/23)

Housing Nixed in Latest Budget Talks (New York Focus, 4/20/23)

A New Liberal Era for New York’s Highest Court? (New York Focus, 4/19/23)

The State Assembly Is Foreclosing Hochul’s Housing Supply Plan (New York Focus, 4/18/23)

Hochul Nominates Liberal Rowan Wilson for Chief Judge (New York Focus, 4/10/23)

Judge Who Censored The New York Times on Behalf of Project Veritas Seeks New Term as a Democrat (New York Focus, 4/5/23)

New Chief Judge Shortlist Features Previously Excluded Liberal Judges (New York Focus, 3/24/23)

Albany to Suburbs: We’ll Pay You to Build Housing. Suburbs to Albany: No Thanks (New York Focus, 3/23/23)

Lawmakers Aren’t Sure Their Own Plan to Build More Housing Will Work (New York Focus, 3/20/23)

Here’s Your Guide to the 2023 State Budget Fight (New York Focus, 3/16/23)

The New Belmont Park Could Become the Country’s Deadliest Track for Horses (New York Focus, 3/14/23)

Can Half a Billion Dollars Save New York Horse Racing? We Spoke With the Man Who Says Yes. (New York Focus, 3/1/23)

Hochul Projects Horse Racing Renaissance, Declines to Share Evidence (New York Focus, 2/22/23)

Hector LaSalle’s Chief Judge Shot Ends With Historic Rejection by State Senate (THE CITY and New York Focus, 2/15/23)

Hochul Ditched Promise of Health Insurance for Undocumented People. She Could Cost New York $500 Million. (New York Focus, 2/9/23)

Kathy Hochul Bets Half a Billion on Horse Racing. Will the Industry Pay Her Back? (New York Focus, 2/7/23)

How Hochul Plans to Build Hundreds of Thousands of Homes Near Train Stations (New York Focus, 2/2/23)

Senate Committee Rejects Hector LaSalle for Chief Judge (THE CITY and New York Focus, 1/19/23)

Hector LaSalle Faces Senate Judiciary Hearing: Live Updates (New York Focus, 1/19/23)

As Hochul Makes New Promises in State of the State, Last Year’s Parole Pledge Is Still Waiting (New York Focus, 1/10/23)

‘Highly Unlikely’ Hector LaSalle Gets a Floor Vote, Say Senate Democrats (New York Focus, 1/6/23)

Will Hector LaSalle Be the Next Janet DiFiore? (New York Focus, 1/5/23)

Here’s Every Bill Hochul Vetoed in 2022 (New York Focus, 1/3/23)

Hochul Picks Hector LaSalle for Chief Judge. Progressives Fear Return to Conservative Era. (New York Focus 12/22/22)

As Hochul’s Deadline Nears, Law Professors Urge Against ‘Activist Conservative’ for Chief Judge (New York Focus, 12/19/22)

Here’s Every Bill Hochul Hasn’t Signed (New York Focus, 12/12/22)

New York’s Chief Financial Regulator Promised Climate Action This Year. Where Is It? (The American Prospect and New York Focus, 12/7/22)

Chief Judge Shortlist Excluded Court’s Sitting Liberals, DiFiore Opponents (New York Focus, 12/1/22)

Chief Judge Shortlist Offers Hochul a Stark Choice (New York Focus, 11/28/22)

Republicans Won Big on Long Island. So Did Affordable Housing. (New York Focus, 11/17/22)

What’s the Plan, Kathy? (New York Focus, 11/9/22)

City Council Moves Forward With Gowanus Rezoning After Slashing Affordable Housing (THE CITY and New York Focus, 10/27/22)

Some Suburbs are Actually Trying to Solve the Housing Shortage (New York Focus, 10/25/22)

New York Courts Are Ghosting Disabled New Yorkers (New York Focus, 10/13/22)

The Rent Is Too Damn High. Blame the Suburbs. (Streetsblog and New York Focus, 10/6/22)

Judge Frees Man From Rikers in Exceptional Decision Citing Bail and Jail Conditions (THE CITY and New York Focus, 9/21/22)

Tiffany Cabán Approves Major Astoria Housing Development, Bucking Trend Among Progressives (Gotham Gazette and New York Focus, 9/14/22)

A Blue State Reckons with How Proactively Its Secretary of State Should Promote Voting (Bolts, 8/31/22)

Did New York’s Chief Judge Break the Law to Pick Her Interim Successor? (New York Focus, 8/29/22)

New York’s High Court Tried to Protect Parents’ Rights. Lower Courts are Ignoring It. (New York Focus, 8/24/22)

Biden Gives Activist Shareholders A Leg Up (The Lever, 8/2/22)

New York Judges Are Watering Down Protections Against Evictions (New York Focus, 7/19/22)

With Chief Judge Out, Will Conservatives Lose Control Of Top New York Court? (Bolts and New York Focus, 7/12/22)

A New Conservative Majority on New York’s Top Court is Upending State Law (City & State and New York Focus, 7/7/22)

How Lobbyists Killed a Bill to Protect New York Elections, With An Assist from the NAACP (New York Focus, 6/16/22)

In California, A Secret Insurance Effort To Boost A Corporate Dem? (The Lever, 6/7/22)

Hochul Stores Billions in Slush Funds, Continuing Cuomo-Era Budgeting Practices (New York Focus, 6/2/22)

How Corporate America’s Favorite Legal Trick Is Backfiring (The Lever, 5/27/22)

This Bill Could Save 100 Lives a Year for $1 Million. Will The Assembly Pass It? (City & State and New York Focus, 5/26/22)

Bill to Stop Foreclosures Heads to Hochul, Under Heavy Pushback from Banks (THE CITY and New York Focus, 5/3/22)

Environmental Hazard or Economic Boon? Legislators Spar on Bitcoin Mining in New York (New York Focus, 4/27/22)

Zoning Laws Are Blocking the Conversion of Hotels into Affordable Housing (New York Focus, 4/19/22)

What’s In New York’s $220 Billion State Budget? (New York Focus, 4/11/22)

Hochul Opposes Rental Voucher Program On Basis of Inflated Cost Estimate, Sources Say (New York Focus, 4/6/22)

Read the Senate’s Draft Compromise on Bail Reform (New York Focus, 3/30/22)

As Albany Debates Health Coverage for Undocumented New Yorkers, Lawmakers Say Hochul is Inflating Costs (New York Focus, 3/29/22)

Hochul Wants to Save for a Rainy Day. Lawmakers Say It’s Already Pouring. (New York Focus, 3/24/22)

Here’s What You Need to Know About the 2022 State Budget (New York Focus, 3/21/22)

Legislature Likely to Propose Health Coverage But Not Cash Relief for Undocumented New Yorkers, Sources Say (Documented and New York Focus, 3/11/22)

“What If I Can’t Insure My Home At All?” (Daily Poster, 2/7/22)

Former Obama Advisor and Finance Executive Confirmed as New York’s Top Financial Regulator (New York Focus, 1/25/22)

On Medicaid, Hochul’s Budget Departs from Cuomo Era (New York Focus, 1/21/22)

Hochul’s Budget Charts a Middle Path on Climate (The River and New York Focus, 1/20/22)

Hochul at Divide with Lawmakers on Child Care, Once A Top Priority (New York Focus, 1/12/22)

Ricardo Lara is the Insurance Commissioner Only a Fossil Fuel Company Could Love (Daily Poster, 1/12/22, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/30/22)

Hochul Proposes Medicaid Expansion for Seniors and Disabled, Marking a Shift From Past Governors (New York Focus, 1/7/22)

He Was Homeless, So the Judge Kept Him at Rikers (New York Focus, 1/3/22)

State Lawmakers Push to Scale Back Fossil Fuel Subsidies (The American Prospect and New York Focus, 12/23/21)

Hochul Signs Bill to Remove Barriers to Addiction Treatment (New York Focus, 12/23/21)

Insuring — And Ensuring — The Apocalypse (Daily Poster, 12/16/21)

Westchester Hospital Network To Shift Thousands of Retirees to Private Health Insurance (New York Focus, 12/3/21)

Foreclosure Looms for Homeowners Who Thought They’d Won, Thanks to Top New York Court Ruling (THE CITY and New York Focus, 11/29/21)

Hochul Nominates Former Prosecutor to New York’s Top Court (New York Focus, 11/24/21)

State Senators, including Democratic #2, ask Hochul to Nominate Public Defender to New York’s Top Court (New York Focus, 11/14/21)

A Year After Reforms Were Promised, People Leaving New York Jails and Prisons Still Lack IDs (City & State and New York Focus, 11/4/21)

Charges Filed Against Andrew Cuomo for Forcible Touching (Contributed reporting, New York Focus, 10/28/21)

Wall Street Goes West (Daily Poster, 10/26/21)

New York’s Excluded Workers Fund is Running Out of Cash (New York Focus, 10/6/21)

As Rikers Crisis Persists, Prosecutors Continue to Request High Bail (New York Focus, 9/24/21)

Senate #2 Joins Mounting Opposition to Hochul’s Pick for Top Financial Regulator (New York Focus, 9/14/21)

Hochul Promised a “New Era of Transparency.” Here’s What that Would Really Take (City & State and New York Focus, 9/8/21)

Biden Could Share Vaccine Data with the World (Daily Poster, 9/7/21)

Who is Kathy Hochul? An Introduction to New York’s Next Governor (New York Focus, 8/11/21)

Andrew Cuomo Picked His Own Impeachment Jury (The American Prospect and New York Focus, 8/6/21)

New York Judges Lock the Accused Out of Their Homes, Skirting Review Required by Landmark Ruling, Critics Charge (THE CITY and New York Focus, 7/23/21)

In 2021 Legislative Session, a New Approach to Drug Policy (Filter and New York Focus, 7/13/21)

Shareholders Strike Back (Daily Poster, 6/29/21)

How a Democratic Supermajority Confirmed a Tough-On-Crime Prosecutor to New York’s Top Court (New York Focus, 6/15/21)

Progressives Mobilize to Block Cuomo’s Tough-on-Crime Pick for NY’s Highest Court (New York Focus, 6/4/21)

Biden’s Drilling Moratorium is not a Moratorium (Daily Poster, 5/20/21)

The Las Vegas D.A. Is Seeking the Death Penalty More Than Nearly Any Other (The Appeal, 5/19/21)

In Rochester, a Police Alternative Delivers…Police (In These Times 4/28/21, print May 2021)

What Made it into the Budget — and What Was Left Out (New York Focus, 4/7/21)

Legislature Seeks to End “Arbitrary Limit” on Medicaid Spending (New York Focus, 3/29/21)

In an Upstate Jail, Incarcerated People Struggle to Access Promised Addiction Treatment (Filter and New York Focus, 3/26/21)

Chicago Socialists Led the Way in Expanding Undocumented Immigrant Protections (Jacobin, 3/12/21)

Will Jails Let Inmates Access Medically Assisted Treatment for Drug Addiction? (City & State and New York Focus, 3/4/21)

Illinois the Latest State to End Driver’s License Suspensions That Fuel Inequality (Filter, 3/1/21)

New York’s Progressive Path Forward (The Progressive, 2/24/21)

New York’s Two Marijuana Legalization Paths: Will Lawmakers Get It Right? (Filter, 1/21/21)

Will NY decriminalize clean syringe possession? (City & State and New York Focus, 1/21/21)

‘Enough Is Enough’: How a New York Coalition Is Pushing Lawmakers to Raise the State’s Revenue (The Progressive, 1/13/21)

NY Restricts Driver’s License Suspensions That Criminalize Poverty (Filter, 1/7/21)


Mayor Issues Ultimatum on Retiree Health Care, Seeking End to Standoff (THE CITY and New York Focus, 10/31/22)

Adams and Unions Strike Deal on Shift to Cost-Cutting Medicare Plan (THE CITY and New York Focus, 9/8/22)

Medicare Standoff Threatens Cuts to Current City Workers’ Benefits (THE CITY and New York Focus, 8/10/22)

Health Insurers Just Killed The Medicare Plan City Retirees Railed Against (THE CITY and New York Focus, 7/19/22)

City Employee Health Plan Could Switch to Lower-Cost Company Under New Proposal (THE CITY and New York Focus, 6/16/22)

Retired NYC Workers Celebrate Medicare Switch Court Win (THE CITY and New York Focus, 3/3/22)

Judge Orders City to Delay Retiree Health Care Switch Until April 1 (THE CITY and New York Focus, 12/14/21)

New York City Mailed Misinformation on New Health Insurance to Retired City Employees — and Won’t Send Out a Correction (New York Focus, 12/9/21)

Retired City Workers Voice Opposition to New City Health Plan in Chaotic Public Hearing (New York Focus, 11/11/21)

Court Blocks Controversial Medicare Switch for Retired NYC Workers (New York Focus, 10/22/21)

Retirees Flee City Medicare Program as Deadline Looms for Move to Private Health Plan (THE CITY and New York Focus, 10/20/21)

A New Day For Workers’ Rights (Daily Poster, 8/26/21)

In New York City, Retirees Brace for Switch to Privatized Health Care (The Intercept and New York Focus, 8/19/21)

Retired City Workers Recoil at Coming Cost-Saving Medicare Shift (THE CITY and New York Focus, 4/21/21)

On Unions, a Gap Between Biden’s Words and Actions (Daily Poster, 4/14/21)

The Grassroots Battle to Change America’s Labor Laws (Daily Poster, 4/12/21)

Queens Public Defenders Win Unionization Vote (New York Focus, 3/11/21)

Queens Defenders Fires Two Pro-Union Employees (Queens Daily Eagle and New York Focus, 2/11/21)

Queens Public Defenders Push to Unionize. Management Calls Them a “Mob.” (THE CITY and New York Focus, 1/7/21)


Has Anyone Told the Brooklyn Democratic Party There’s an Election Next Week? (New York Focus, 11/2/21)

Forged Signatures Found on Petitions for Candidates Backed by Queens Machine (New York Focus, 6/28/22)

Nursing Home Industry Cozies Up to Hochul, Disclosures Reveal (THE CITY and New York Focus, 6/7/22)

Corporate Campaign Donors Identify Themselves after New York Focus Nudge (THE CITY and New York Focus 5/12/22)

An Upper East Side Assembly Candidate is Brazenly Violating Campaign Finance Law (New York Focus, 4/25/22)

State Board of Elections Begins Enforcing Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws (New York Focus, 3/11/22)

Hochul Campaign Donors Blow Past Corporate Contribution Limits (THE CITY and New York Focus (3/2/22)

More Than Three Thousand Campaigns Violated Campaign Finance Law. The State Board of Elections Brought Enforcement Actions Against Zero (New York Focus, 2/25/22)

DA Candidate Vows to End Death Sentences In Las Vegas, a Capital Punishment Stronghold (Bolts, 2/14/22)

Hochul Leads Pack of Candidates Who Fail to Disclose Sources of Corporate Cash (THE CITY and New York Focus, 2/9/22)

Amid Intraparty Conflict, Brooklyn Democrats Issue Judgeship Recommendations (New York Focus, 8/5/21)

Up and Down The Ballot, Progressives Score Wins in Western New York (Daily Poster and New York Focus, 7/20/21)

Democratic Party Boss Obstructed India Walton’s Underdog Candidacy, Walton Says (New York Focus, 6/28/21)

How Progressives Could Lose New York’s Mayor’s Race—but Win the City (The Nation and New York Focus, 6/21/21)

On NYPD Oversight, Manhattan’s DA Candidates Are Split (The Appeal and New York Focus, 6/17/21)

Manhattan DA Candidate Tali Weinstein Skipped Years of Voting in Local Elections, Records Show (THE CITY and New York Focus, 6/14/21)

A Manhattan DA Candidate Touts Her Leadership of a Conviction Review Unit. Why Did It Exonerate So Few People? (The Appeal and New York Focus, 5/17/21)

How Pittsburgh Activists are Seizing a Rare Chance to Reshape Courts (The Appeal, 4/29/21)

Thousands of New Yorkers are in Prison for Life. These D.A. Candidates Want to Change That (The Appeal and New York Focus, 4/28/21)

“It Damages Democracy:” Watchdogs, Reporters, Slam “Non-Functional” Board of Elections Campaign Finance Website (Sludge and New York Focus, 3/9/21)

In Manhattan D. A. Race, Momentum Builds to Decriminalize Sex Work (The Appeal and New York Focus, 3/4/21)

“Vegas Is an Amazing Place For Progressives” (Daily Poster, 3/4/21)

Dysfunctional NYC Elections Board Staffed Through Pay-to-Play System (Sludge, 2/15/21)

Will Manhattan’s Next D.A. “Break Ranks” With Tough on Crime Colleagues? (The Appeal and New York Focus, 2/2/21)

Tali Farhadian Weinstein’s Run for Manhattan D.A. Fueled By Wall St Megadonors, Filings Show (New York Focus, 1/21/21)

A Democratic Socialist Will Soon Be Sworn in as Judge in Las Vegas (Jacobin, 12/26/20)

How Public Defenders Rocked Las Vegas Judicial Elections (The Appeal, 12/21/20)

The Election that Could Thwart New York City’s War on Drugs (The Appeal and New York Focus, 12/17/21)

Many New York Judges Spend Their Way Toward Seats on the Bench. And It’s Perfectly Legal (THE CITY and New York Focus, 12/9/20)

Inside the NYC Democratic Socialists’ Powerhouse Electoral Machine (Jacobin and New York Focus, 10/12/20)


Socialist Elected Officials Are Changing the Way New York State Politics Are Done (Jacobin, 4/1/21)

Janos Marton: The Criminal Justice System in New York City Is “Rotten” (Jacobin, 12/7/20)

State Senate Candidate Jabari Brisport on Animal Rights: ‘It’s Also an Attempt to Uplift the Human Value’  (BK Reader, 6/20/20)

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