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Better Red Than Dead: Albany Takes Up Camera Reauthorization, Expansion

If the legislature fails to pass a reauthorization, the city's red light cameras will go dark on Dec. 1. And they caught 700,000 drivers last year.

January 25, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: The Albany Runaround Edition

More from our reporter's trip to Albany — plus other news.

January 24, 2024

Getting the Green: Upstate Pol Wants to Unlock Highway Cash for Bike Paths

The proposal could mean a lot more green for New York City greenways.

January 23, 2024

Cycle of Rage Update: Speaker Heastie Has Not Put Speed Limit Bill on Next Week’s Agenda

Sammy's Law is not on the agenda for next week's legislative session in Albany, dooming the measure to allow New York City to set its own speed limits.

June 16, 2023

The Albany Report Card: A Scoundrel’s ‘F’

This is not a gentlemen's B. This year's overall legislative session was one of the worst on record from a livable streets and street safety perspective — and it's mostly due to one man.

June 13, 2023

Day 3: These Hunger Strikers aren’t Paid Lobbyists — But Albany Can’t Tell the Difference

ALBANY — “They are putting every barrier in our way to not have to face us directly and  look us in the eye and then make an unconscionable decision. This is Albany at its worst,” said Amy Cohen. 

June 8, 2023

Hunger Strike Day 2: Gov. Hochul is ‘Sympathetic,’ But Won’t Pressure Heastie on Sammy’s Law

The governor expressed sympathy for the mothers who are holding a hunger strike to protest the Assembly’s inaction on Sammy’s Law — but she declined to condemn the body's leader, Speaker Carl Heastie.

June 7, 2023

‘Sammy’s Law’ Hunger Strike Begins at State Capitol

Two mothers whose children were killed by reckless drivers have begun a hunger strike that they'll continue until Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie passes a long-stalled bill that would allow New York City to set its own speed limits.

June 6, 2023

Supporters of Sammy’s Law Rally Heastie and Share Frustrations About Assembly’s Inaction on Speed Limit Reduction

"Every time we go to Albany, they tell us to our faces, 'Yes, of course. we support Sammy's Law, but now they don't want to have to put their vote on record. We need to see their faces, which is why we are demanding that the Speaker bring this to a vote," said Fabiola Mendieta-Cuapio.

June 5, 2023