New York State

Amazon Gets $3 Billion in NY Tax Breaks While Underfunded Public Transport Enters 'Death Spiral'

Amazon Gets $3 Billion in NY Tax Breaks While Underfunded Public Transport Enters ‘Death Spiral’

November 22, 2018

Prof. Richard Wolff explains why the $3 billion subsidy for one of the world’s largest corporations is a terrible waste of public money

Jumaane Williams: Hold Establishment Democrats Accountable Too

NYC Council Member Jumaane Williams: Hold Establishment Democrats Accountable Too

November 12, 2018

New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams discusses the 2018 midterms and the need to hold establishment Democrats accountable for real change to occur

Julia Salazar Says For Progressives, These Midterms Were Just The Beginning

Julia Salazar Says For Progressives, These Midterms Were Just The Beginning

November 7, 2018

Julia Salazar, the first Democratic Socialists of America member on New York’s State Senate, talks to Marc Steiner about the role left organizations play in elections and what comes after the midterms

New York Attorney General Launches Groundbreaking Fraud Suit Against Exxon

New York Attorney General Launches Groundbreaking Fraud Suit Against Exxon

November 4, 2018

Attorney Todd Paglia of Stand Earth says the New York Attorney General’s fraud suit stands a good chance of success

Litigation Stops ‘Potentially Devastating’ Fracking Gas Pipeline in New York State

August 23, 2017

Moneen Nasmith, attorney for Earthjustice, talks about the importance of stopping the Constitution Pipeline, which would have transported fracking gas from Pennsylvania and affected 251 waterways, along with many other environmental impacts

Education

April 12, 2017
Approved by the state legislature and the governor, in-state tuition for households making under $125,000 a year will be free, but it excludes part-time and undocumented students – people that activist/organizer Denise Romero says ought to be included in the plan

1 out of 3 Bank Tellers in NY on Public Assistance

December 5, 2013

New report finds bank executives receive big bonuses, while 39% of frontline bank employees must rely on welfare because of insufficient wages

Campaign Finance Reform

November 7, 2013
Brendan Fischer of Center for Media and Democracy discusses the electoral battle between organized money and organized people.