ALBANY (TNS) — Team Cuomo keeps pushing its newly favored narrative: Attorney General Letitia James wants to be governor and is overseeing a tainted investigation.

When it comes to assessing New York’s reformed bail laws, everyone from the NYPD to mayoral candidates to Gov. Cuomo has their own version of the truth. In Nassau County, Republican district a…

“Peace, Love & Ice Cream” is the motto of Ben & Jerry’s. All was sweet and good when they stuck to flavors like Phish Food and sponsored Free Cone Day. Happy cows and all that.

Everywhere we look, there are signs that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. With vaccinations now widely available, restrictions are easing, businesses are reopening, and people …

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, marked more than 14 months since New York shut down and sealed itself off from normal life, in a valiant effort to beat back what was then a still-novel coronavirus. It…

ALBANY (TNS) — Elizabeth Crothers was young and idealistic when she came to Albany to work at the New York State Capitol. She fled a few years later, disgusted and disillusioned.

People living in congregate settings like state prisons or group homes have endured the COVID-19 year with fewer resources and greater risks. The close quarters, limited options for maintainin…

ALBANY (TNS) — John Kennedy Toole never made a penny from “A Confederacy of Dunces.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel featuring a disagreeable and arrogant fellow named Ignatius Reilly was pub…

It has been more than a decade since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour and will remain so after the Senate in March removed a proposed raise from the pande…

If you live in a rural area in New York you may not be able to count on an ambulance arriving quickly if called in an emergency.

One of the lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic is that the way to stop the spread of a disease is to keep sick people away from healthy ones. But with many employers not offering pai…

We don’t want women to die in childbirth,” Kathryn Garcia, who is running for mayor of New York, told me on March 30. The former head of sanitation in the city, she just got a surprise New Yor…

ALBANY (TNS) — Andrew Cuomo and Donald Trump are a lot alike. I’m hardly the only person to say that, of course. Noting their commonalities is so common at this point that it risks becoming a cliché.

In the five months since allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against him, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has undergone a transformation. The makeover isn’t pretty.

We can’t say we didn’t see this coming: New York has put the first millions of dollars of opioid settlement money into its general fund, to be spent on who knows what.

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