A bill that passed the state legislature will establish a program to collect old toxic thermostats containing mercury – but many more significant measures failed to pass this session. Photo: Marcus Porter/Flickr

Legislative lethargy

Activists had high hopes, politicians made big promises — and Albany had a dismal batting average on bills introduced this year

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Comptroller John Liu, a Democratic candidate for mayor, accepts the endorsement of municipal workers' union District Council 37 in late May. Photo: Beth Morrissey

Labor’s big lift

What’s a union’s support for a mayoral candidate actually worth? Not always as much as leaders would like New York to think.

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Track the action in Albany

Good things happen when nonprofit newsrooms collaborate across state lines — and New York now has Minnesota to thank for helping us keep a close watch on our legislature

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