Autism affects nearly one in every 110 children and takes a serious emotional and financial toll on families. A new law requires New York State insurers to cover the diagnoses and treatment of autism.
Pension reforms proposed last week by Mayor Bloomberg and Comptroller John Liu could run into challenges from representatives of the very workers they are supposed to benefit. City Hall News reports.
Two years ago, New York State launched SNUG, a program in which former gang members work full-time to mediate potentially violent disputes between youths. But funding for the program has been cut.
Students make up a large contingent of the Occupy Wall Street encampments in New York. And it’s not because they’re schooled in democratic theory, it’s a simple bread and butter issue: rising tuition costs and ballooning student debt.
New York State has been without a functioning ethics watchdog for two months and change. Assembly members say it’s time for the governor to act.
The arrest of top New York City housing officials may have exposed a network of fraud in Department of Housing Preservation and Development programs. City Hall News reports.
Almost every one of the more than 900 people arrested since the Occupy Wall Street protests began on Sept. 17 faces a charge of disorderly conduct. MetroFocus took a closer look at the surprising roots of disorderly conduct as a legal concept in 14th-century British common law and the myriad ways in which the NYPD has used the charge to different ends.
The Cuomo administration hopes hydrofracking will bring jobs to New York but Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has raised red flags about the environmental impact of drilling.