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New York politics – from City Hall to Albany

Bloomberg Promises to Keep Young Offenders Closer to their Families

For NYC's young offenders, detention often means living nine or ten hours from their families. But what should be done with them?
Sarah Laskow | January 24th, 2011
As of this month, there are 648 young people in state-run detention facilities, and 349 of them — more than half — are from New York City. There are still more young ...

Can Andrew Cuomo Clean Up Albany?

Sarah Laskow | December 21st, 2010
Like so many reform-minded governors before him, Andrew Cuomo has pledged to eradicate the tangle of ethical problems eating his state’s government from the inside out. And ...

A Very Special Session with David Paterson

Forget relevance, the governor's latest play was for something more personal
Sarah Laskow | December 1st, 2010
David Paterson called the state legislature to Albany this week as an act of absolution. “The purpose of this session was as much to clear my conscience as anything else,” ...