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Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 02, 2023 12:21 PM EST

Albany Times Union. February 1, 2023. Editorial: Unbridled restraint Protecting children from the overuse of last-resort behavioral interventions starts with collecting better data. For educators and other school staffers, the decision to put a child...

Hochul's $227B budget helps NYC transit, migrant response

Feb. 01, 2023 18:02 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed dramatic spending to help New York City handle a wave of international migrants and to stabilize its reeling public transit system with her $227 billion state budget Wednesday, even as she warned of tougher economic times ahead. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 26, 2023 01:33 AM EST

Albany Times-Union. January 23, 2023. Editorial: A personalized plan A pilot program could help address learning loss wrought by the pandemic – if it gets the funding it needs. One of the most wrenching legacies of the pandemic might be what it has...

Light at the end of the tunnel: Grand Central annex opens

Jan. 25, 2023 18:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, work on a massive rail project has been grinding 15 stories below the shuffling footsteps of millions of New Yorkers and beneath the East Hudson River and Manhattan skyscrapers. After years of delays and massive cost overruns, the enormously expensive...

War on drugs locked him up; now he's a cannabis entrepreneur

Jan. 24, 2023 18:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When the war on marijuana came sweeping through his New York City housing project decades ago, Roland Conner found himself going in and out of jail. It’s a time he'd rather not talk about. Now, at age 50, he has opened the state's first legal cannabis dispensary...

NY pols OK vote on constitution change to protect abortion

Jan. 24, 2023 17:46 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s legislature took a critical step Tuesday toward changing the state's constitution to bar discrimination based on “pregnancy outcomes” or “gender expression” — provisions intended to protect abortion rights and a person’s right to seek gender-affirming...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 19, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Albany Times Union. January 17, 2023. Editorial: Get housing goal right The governor wants to build more homes. She needs to ensure they’re affordable. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to increase housing in New York would be more encouraging if...

Hochul's pick for NY top judge rejected by legislative panel

Jan. 18, 2023 17:04 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s nominee to lead the state's highest court was rejected by a state Senate panel Wednesday, dealing the governor a high-profile setback after weeks of criticism from progressive activists and union officials about the judge's record. ...

New York eyes nixed COVID-19 vaccine rule for health workers

Jan. 14, 2023 18:54 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Department of Health is “exploring its options” after a state Supreme Court judge struck down a statewide mandate requiring health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the agency said Saturday. Judge Gerard Neri wrote in a...

Hochul, fellow Democrats, voice support for judge nominee

Jan. 14, 2023 18:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and other prominent state Democrats and Latino leaders on Saturday demanded the governor's chief judge nominee receive a fair hearing on Wednesday, pushing back on claims by liberal lawmakers that Hector D. LaSalle is too conservative and his nomination...