New York State

New York State

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.

New York State

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.

New York State

Gonzalez-Rojas reintroduces legislation to eliminate social worker testing requirement

The difficult clinical exam has been considered a barrier for people of color from working in their communities

New York City

Building YIMBY support for affordable housing in NYC

A discussion with Annemarie Gray, executive director of the nonprofit Open New York.


OPINION: Why the 90% deserve a hand up, not a handout

Here’s how a non-profit works with high-potential entrepreneurs to make America a land of opportunity for all.


Opinion: New York has a long way to go on wrongful convictions

Legislation approved by the state Senate and Assembly would create a working pathway to exoneration in our state.


Hochul launches $60 million infrastructure investment program for nonprofits

Eligible organizations will receive grants ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 for the completion of small and large scale construction projects.

New York City

City & State’s Government Procurement conference focuses on modernization

The event attended by government leaders and procurement experts stressed the importance of robust digitization and best business practices.

Interviews & Profiles

Formerly incarcerated and fighting for prison reform

Jose Hamza Saldana, director of Release Aging People in Prison, in a conversation with New York Nonprofit Media, discusses how to effect change in the face of an Albany scared of seeming soft on crime.


Nonprofit study: NY’s homeless veterans need continued support

A shift in policy is needed to better serve this vulnerable population, according to a new report from Services for the Underserved

New York State

‘The pain still lingers.’ Officials break ground on I-81 replacement, acknowledging environmental racism of the past

Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to break ground on the project.


Opinion: Coming together to build a safe pathway for youth at risk

How a coalition of providers are stepping up to help with seed funding from New York state to help members of the LGBTQ and BIPOC communities

New York State

No, New York wasn’t the anti-slavery hero you thought it was

In light of the state Legislature passing a bill to create a reparations commission, a look back at history shows that the state has a lot of wrongs to make right for Black New Yorkers.

New York State

Slow cannabis market ‘the product of a choice’ says state weed czar

New York has been criticized for a sluggish licensing process, but Chris Alexander said that’s necessary to achieve equity.

New York State

NYC comptroller says old criminal convictions cost city residents nearly $2.4 billion in annual wages

The Legislature only has a few more days left to pass the Clean Slate Act, which would seal old criminal convictions.