Opinion: Increasing CUNY and SUNY tuition is a working and middle-class tax increase in disguise

It’s time for the state to reinvest in both institutions and follow through on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s vision for higher education.


Opinion: Reimagining paratransit requires federal leadership and funding

While New York City and state can leverage their collective dollars to improve this service, the fed should also pay and provide oversight to ensure quality into the 21st century.

Opinion: How to help New Yorkers by reducing red tape for nonprofits

There are a handful of egregiously burdensome requirements in the city contracting process which could be eliminated or reduced without comprising accountability.

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Opinion: Racial Equity Reports are a new and valuable resource for developing affordable housing

These disclosure statements offer important neighborhood and project data that can assist community members and stakeholders in evaluating development and land use proposals.


Commentary: This month, it's dollars and dreams for young New Yorkers

Almost 145,000 children were signed up for New York City Scholarship accounts via NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program.


Opinion: Thousands of NYCHA tenants forgotten under Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Residents in public housing deserve the same relief that millions of renters received across the state, but instead face mass evictions.


Real Talk: A New Year’s check in on New York City contract delays

While there is continued improvement, an analysis finds that much remains to do for nonprofits waiting to get paid.

Opinion: Public banks can help New York meet its ambitious climate goals

Such institutions are created by governments and charted to serve the public interest, rather than propping up harmful industries.

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Opinion: NYC’s nightmarish plan to prohibit physical mail in jails should be abandoned

A move to digitize this correspondence has proved in the past to dramatically undermine the expressive and privacy rights of both incarcerated and unincarcerated people.


Opinion: Further reforms needed to keep discrimination out of Long Island housing

Nonprofit watchdog Housing Rights Initiative found that despite multiple efforts to protect the use of Section 8 vouchers, barriers for prospective tenants persist.

Opinion: Why nonprofit leaders should discuss past mistakes as 2023 gets underway

A new year brings opportunity for worthwhile discussions and there is tremendous relief that comes with chatting about our setbacks and being our true selves when seeking solutions.

Opinion: Hospitals that get tax breaks without fully reinvesting in communities hurt all New Yorkers

New legislation would create an office of health care accountability to reverse this trend and provide more affordable, accessible and transparent services.

New York urgently needs medication abortion on its college campuses

Passing legislation to require pill distribution in public universities can relieve the pressure on clinical abortion providers and remove barriers to access for students.


Commentary: With rising premiums on the horizon, should nonprofits go self-insured?

Some organizations are paying for individual employee health claims out of pocket instead of through a monthly, fixed premium to a health insurance carrier.


Opinion: Congress’ last chance to feed hungry kids

New York’s congressional delegation should seize the moment to restore lapsed aid programs, pull kids out of poverty and put food on the table for millions of our neighbors across the state.


Opinion: Funding safety net hospitals must be a priority in next legislative session

With budget season approaching, Albany should prioritize creating a sustainable and equitable payment structure for these institutions.

Opinion: New York’s corporal punishment ban is crucial to kids’ mental health

As pandemic-related disruptive behaviors continue in schools, mental health supports are the answer.