For the prosecutors and law enforcement officials fear-mongering about bail, the real issue has never been about safety. It’s about power.
By Jared Trujillo & Simon McCormack, NYCLU In 2019, the New York State Legislature passed a bail reform law that pushed New York’s criminal legal system in the right direction. The law – though it didn’t end cash bail altogether – was a nod to the idea that no New Yorker should be forced to […]
Participants of hunger strike, advocates and local politicians attend excluded workers rally on 3rd avenue in front of Governor office. – New York, NY – April 4, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Rebecca C. Lewis, City and State NY As lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo draw closer to a budget deal, a controversial fund to provide aid […]
By Bill Mahoney, Politico ALBANY, N.Y. — State lawmakers in New York appear close to agreeing on a multibillion-dollar fund to provide unemployment benefits to undocumented immigrants and former prison inmates who have been excluded from federal aid packages since the start of the pandemic. Talks between legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office have progressed […]
An example of a mail-in absentee ballot form, which stands to become the go-to election item for next month’s primary. Photo: Linda Parton/Shutterstock By Rachel Holliday Smith, Additional Reporting by Christine Chung, The City For a moment, New York’s moot presidential primary was off. Then it was back on. Now, the state is trying again in […]
Washington, DC – Welcome to Trump’s first move post-acquittal. In a chilling development, the Trump administration is exploiting taxpayer-funded government levers to punish the state of New York for welcoming immigrants. DHS has suspended the ability of New Yorkers to join Global Entry as retribution for a range of common-sense, pro-immigrant policies enacted by the state. Frank […]
NEW YORK, January 24, 2020 — New York is the eleventh healthiest state in America, reports financial news website 247wallst.com in a new report out today. 24/7 examined the 20 healthiest state in America from the United Health Foundation’s 2019 Health Rankings report. 24/7 included factors such as healthy behaviors, quality of health care, health policy, the presence of […]