New York State


OPINION: Serving justice while limiting the collateral damage

Here’s why the Child Victims Act poses an unintended threat to nonprofits serving New York’s child welfare system and what can be done.

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Takeaways from Hochul’s 2024 State of the State agenda

As the state faces major immigration and housing challenges, the governor launched an agenda aimed at ruffling the fewest feathers possible in a major election year.

New York City

Charles and Inez Barron on their exit from politics (for now)

A conversation with the Black radical political movement’s power couple as they look back on 22 years in elected office.


Welcome Home Westchester on the county’s severe housing shortage

The group of organizations outline their observations and recommendations in a letter to Assembly Members Chris Burdick and Dana Levenberg.

Interviews & Profiles

A life dedicated to affordable housing

Valerie White, senior executive director of LISC-NY, reflects on her long career and taking on her current role just weeks after the COVID-19 shutdown began.


Opinion: Our mental health system fails too many kids

There are devoted, compassionate people at every level of the system who are ready for change, and concrete things we can do together starting in 2024 to help our most vulnerable.

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Leaders in business, the nonprofit sector and government honored at City & State’s 2023 Responsible 100 award ceremony

The annual event celebrated New York’s most impressive visionaries with keynote speakers Andrew Yang and Jamie Torres-Springer.


Opinion: How corporate influence in local elections drowns out concerns over harmful impacts of landfills

Here’s why advocacy groups like Seneca Lake Guardian in upstate New York and Citizens for Responsible Development-LST in Pennsylvania are taking a stand.


Opinion: Here's how to get the state to actually work for the frontline feeding sector

These three steps can improve how well Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program and Nourish New York grants help feed hungry New Yorkers.

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Poll: Broad support for universal free school meals, higher food stamp benefits

Siena College found that strong majorities backed these anti-hunger measures to be considered by the state Legislature.


Hudson Valley nonprofits partner on job opportunities for people with disablities

BRIDGES and Yes, She Can are collaborating on a store selling their products at the Palisades Center Mall.

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After years of pushing, the Clean Slate Act becomes law

Business leaders, union organizers and law enforcement all attended the bill signing in Brooklyn.

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New York has yet to realize measurable savings from parole reform. Could that change?

A new report asked New Yorkers how they would spend money saved through state parole reform. But the state hasn’t saved as much as expected in the two years since changing its parole policy to reincarcerate fewer people.

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Adult changing facilities are focus of bill introduced by Harckham and Rolison

The Democratic and Republican state senators are backing the “Traveling with Dignity Act” for people with disabilities.