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If Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to continue to highlight transparency and more ethical governing as pillars of her administration, she ought to read the report released Tuesday by the New York Coalition for Open Government showing that a majority of New York county boards of elections fail to com…

Gov. Kathy Hochul wants all New York health care workers to receive COVID-19 booster shots and a negative coronavirus test will be required for visitors to state nursing homes and adult-care facilities as part of the state’s latest efforts to slow virus transmission. All health care workers …

In 2021, scandals of sexual misconduct, a coverup of nursing home deaths and favoritism among the inner circle brought down Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration in the most public way possible. It was there for all to see on their televisions and computers. You couldn’t avoid it.

Sometimes the New Year sweeps in with a feeling of elation. Sometimes it arrives like an unwelcome guest. At other times, it comes with mixed vibes of trepidation and optimism. Changing from 2021 to 2022 brings a powerful sensation of putting another bad year in the rearview and looking ahea…

Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and the longtime head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, keeps saying that his critics are “really criticizing science because I represent science.” Maybe he even believes it. But it might be time for sci…

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When political powerhouses like state Attorney General Letitia James and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., weigh in on a merger between two local supermarket chains, there’s more going on than the current rise in meat prices.

Top corrections officers and their union were hopeful a new law signed last week that prohibits double-bunked housing in state prisons would help reduce record-high violent attacks on staff and slow the closing of facilities, but the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision …