A donor to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, on trial for allegedly bribing police, was heard on tape blasting airport security for believing he was an actual member of law enforcement after he flashed a police badge that prosecutors say he got through bribes.
In the latest effort to scuttle the state's climate change litigation against ExxonMobil, the conservative-leaning Government Justice Center has filed a complaint with the state's Joint Commission on Public Ethics accusing the attorney general's office of misconduct.
State Sen. Kevin Parker stirred controversy for saying, “'Don't show up to a meeting with four white guys,” while talking about diversity and the upcoming legislative session at the Business Council of New York's government affairs planning meeting.
Frustration among many Nassau County property owners is building as new home values and tax impact statements start appearing online and in residents' mailboxes projecting tax increases for more than half the county's homeowners.
The Long Island Rail Road train car in which Colin Ferguson killed six people and injured another 19 a quarter-century ago is still in service, providing daily rides to hundreds of commuters unaware they’re visiting a notorious crime scene.
New York City Hall basically just confessed to evading both the Freedom of Information Law and a court order to comply with a media FOIL request after its failure to hand over several embarrassing emails between Mayor Bill de Blasio and corrupt donor Jona Rechnitz.
All de Blasio has in common with conservative Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, besides their past and present HUD employment, is a shared interest in dodging responsibility for the state of NYCHA.
The fact that New York is known as one of the most progressive states in the nation should not obscure the fact that we continue to suppress people’s right to vote every day due to regressive voting laws, the Rev. Al Sharpton writes.
On Friday, federal prosecutors in Manhattan and the special counsel, Robert Mueller, delivered a potentially devastating one-two punch against President Donald Trump, revealing damning evidence about collusion and campaign finance violations.
Research Director, Empire Center for Public Policy
THIS YEAR'S RANK: 97CHANGE: -4
LAST YEAR'S RANK: 97
As founder and research director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, E.J. McMahon is a go-to expert on budget plans and policy proposals. His organization promotes greater transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility in state government, which often puts him at odds with lawmakers and the governor. McMahon previously worked as a journalist in Albany, as an Assembly Republican staffer and a budget adviser for almost 30 years, giving him great insight into the goings-on in the Capitol.