Government & Politics

Filmmaker Neil Barsky’s Intimate Documentary Portrait of Mayor Ed Koch

New York City mayors tend to get a lot of attention beyond the city limits, but perhaps no mayor managed to dominate the national and international stage as ed Koch did during his 12 tumultuous years in office.

The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 80 percent of New Jersey parents think kids are getting access to these drugs from medicine cabinets.the  AP/Toby Talbot
John Farley  |  June 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 147 Comments
Many doctors say a new system designed to curb prescription drug abuse could keep pills out of the hands of people in serious pain.
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Michelle Sartor  |  June 14, 2012 2:27 PM | Comments
If the governor and legislature can’t agree on a state budget by July 1, non-essential government offices will shut down. VIDEO
Photo by Sue Rissberger.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A group of NYC teens are headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to stand up to some of the world's most important leaders. VIDEO
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James West and Tim McDonnell for Climate Desk  |  June 8, 2012 4:32 PM | Comments
As the Big Apple faces ever-hotter summers, officials are looking for ways to cool off in some of the only unused space left in a crowded city: rooftops.VIDEO
Atlantic Yards project map by Tracy Collins
Norman Oder  |  June 8, 2012 1:19 PM | Comments
Despite assurances, concerns that the Barclays Center will bring rowdy crowds and overstuffed streets haven't gone away.
The interface of the NYCLU's new stop and frisk app. Image courtesy of the NYCLU.
John Farley  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
Could use of the NYCLU's new tool lead to the arrests of its users? Know your rights when filming the NYPD.VIDEO
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says there's no connection between a $2 million contribution from the Gaming Association and his casino plan. The plan itself has hit major snags. AP/Hans Pennink
John Farley  |  June 7, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The governor is in hot water over the revelation that his (collapsing) casino plan may have been influenced by secretive special interest lobbying. VIDEO
Murray Hill Academy student Niles Flowers and his mother Jerine Wentt display Niles' new laptop he received after completing the
John Farley  |  June 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The term "digital divide" is problematic, but New York City is focused on improving broadband access and digital literacy for low-income students and their families.VIDEO
Professor Arlene Davila signs books at the  NCORE conference on June 1, 2012. Photo by Nikhita Venugopal.
Nikhita Venugopal  |  June 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
At the 25th annual NCORE conference, NYU Professor Arlene Davila warned about the precarious position of Ethnic Studies in higher education.
Michelle Dawkins makes minimum wage as an employee at JFK. Photo by Andrew Schwartz
Laura Nahmias for City & State  |  June 4, 2012 10:19 AM | Comments
Albany debates minimum-wage increase, with politics playing a starring role.
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