In Corruption Retrial, Dean Skelos Takes Stand in Own Defense

In Corruption Retrial, Dean Skelos Takes Stand in Own Defense

Indeed, a lot of Mr. Skelos’s roughly 90 minutes of testimony centered round how he had been introduced up and the way he had introduced up his son. Defense attorneys, talking to the decide earlier than the jury was introduced in, made their goal clear: They stated Mr. Skelos’s private historical past, his son’s troubled […]

New Jersey Is on the Brink of a Shutdown

New Jersey Is on the Brink of a Shutdown

TRENTON — Last 12 months, a standoff between a Republican governor and a Democratic-controlled Legislature led to a shutdown of the New Jersey state authorities. This 12 months, the Democrats have full management in Trenton, but the federal government is getting ready to one other shutdown, as Gov. Philip D. Murphy and the State Legislature […]

Opinion

Opinion

Talk of common management of the technique of manufacturing is anathema to many older Democrats, even very liberal ones. It performs loads higher with the younger; one latest survey exhibits that 61 p.c of Democrats between 18 and 34 view socialism positively. The mixture of the Great Recession, the rising price of schooling, the unreliability […]

California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy

California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy

“This is a huge step forward to people all across the country dealing with this very challenging issue,” State Senator Bob Hertzberg, a Democrat and a co-author of the invoice, mentioned at a information convention after it was signed. The poll initiative, which might have made it simpler for personal people to sue firms for […]

Power Companies’ Mistakes Can Cost Billions. Who Should Pay?

Power Companies’ Mistakes Can Cost Billions. Who Should Pay?

FALLBROOK, Calif. — After flames rolled over the hills north of San Diego and engulfed vineyards, avocado groves and neighborhoods, tons of on this space had been left with solely the charred stays of properties and companies. For many, that second in 2007 was the start of a protracted battle to rebuild — in the […]

3 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

three Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

Virginia Republicans voted for Corey Stewart. South Carolina determined it was achieved with Mark Sanford. And Democrats spurned insurgents from the activist left. ImageCorey Stewart with supporters at an election evening occasion in Woodbridge, Va.CreditTom Brenner/The New York Times It’s a New G.O.P. For a few years, Republican voters in Virginia’s prosperous and extremely educated […]

Alabama’s Longtime Hostility to Gambling Shows Signs of Fading

Alabama’s Longtime Hostility to Gambling Shows Signs of Fading

In the years after Mr. Siegelman’s plan failed, there have been crackdowns on the state’s digital bingo halls; accusations of corruption, just a few of which have been confirmed, together with some against Mr. Siegelman; and an uproar when an influential Republican lawmaker floated the thought of legalizing some playing as a substitute of elevating […]

The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt

The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt

After 1 / 4 century of regular progress on training spending, a shock to the system. ImageA current demonstration in Raleigh, N.C., over instructor pay and college funding.CreditGerry Broome/Associated Press American academics are offended. They have taken to the streets in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado — and extra just lately in North Carolina. […]

Opinion

Opinion

The subway’s signaling system is so outdated that, when components fail — as they do with rising frequency — it’s onerous to seek out replacements as a result of distributors don’t make them anymore. Subway automobiles are of a more moderen classic, however the oldest amongst them break down usually. And then there are the […]

The #MeToo Movement Came to Albany. But Will It Stick?

The #MeToo Movement Came to Albany. But Will It Stick?

Indeed, others who’ve been accused of sexual harassment have emerged largely unscathed. Three months after Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, then the chief of an influential group of Democrats who collaborated with the Republicans, was accused of forcibly kissing a former staffer, Mr. Klein introduced that he would rejoin the mainline Democrats. In return, he was […]