Tag: NYS

Rockland sues NYS to block even-year elections, claiming law is unconstitutional

NEW CITY ‒ Rockland County has joined other governments that are challenging the constitutionality of a state law moving local elections to even-numbered years. The government’s legal action contends the law violates the county’s charter and limits the next term of the county executive and legislators to three years, as opposed to four-year terms. The […]

NY’s late budget deadline now lands on eclipse day. What’s the holdup?

The New York state Legislature blew through Thursday’s already extended deadline to reach a budget deal and agreed to continue talks through Monday in time for the 2024 solar eclipse. This is the second extender the legislature has passed as Gov. Kathy Hochul and Democratic leaders in the Senate and Assembly leadership try to resolve […]

Francis Scott Key bridge collapses; where are NY’s worst bridges?

Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse this week joined the growing list of deadly bridge collapses nationally, while renewing focus on efforts to prevent the tragedies. In New York, about 3,000 bridges need repair or corrective action, which reflects 16% of all bridges in the state, inspection data show. That includes 245 bridges in Westchester […]