Ross Barkan

Members of the New York state Senate working on the state budget in the Senate Chamber.
It shouldn’t be left up to a commission.
Opinion
opinion
Joseph Percoco, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's former aide arrives at federal court for his corruption trial in 2018.
A state constitutional amendment could clean up Albany
Opinion
opinion
headshots of Joe Lentol, Helene Weinstein, David Weprin.
The lower chamber is now standing in the way of policy progress.
Opinion
opinion
State Senate Democrats should lead the way in fixing how we pick judges.
Opinion
opinion
security camera
The risk for unfairly targeting minorities or stifling free speech is high.
Opinion
opinion
A sign in the subway station in New York warns of the consequences of fare evasion.
Ridership is declining for other reasons.
Opinion
opinion
We’re crucifying Trump’s allies for what’s business as usual in Albany.
Opinion
opinion
John Liu had been ensnared in a straw-donor scandal that led to the convictions of his campaign treasurer and fundraiser when he ran for mayor in 2013.
Seattle’s system shows how New York should publicly finance campaigns.
Opinion
opinion
Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters was fired after an investigation found that he had abused his power, misled the New York City Council and mistreated his employees.
The outrage doesn’t match the facts.
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opinion
Public Advocate Letitia James and Senator Brad Hoylman rallied at Bryant Park before marching to Trump Tower demanding the President release his taxes.
Subpoena and voting power would grant meaningful oversight ability.
Opinion
opinion
Ross Barkan
20190525