Opinion

HAMMOND: Cuomo administration ducks important questions on nursing homes

BY BILL HAMMOND A new report from the state Health Department tries to deflect blame for thousands of coronavirus deaths in the state’s nursing homes—but undermines its own case by withholding data and engaging in tendentious analysis. Most glaringly, it

Opinion

MCMAHON: Quick economic comeback requires action

BY E.J. McMAHON The coronavirus pandemic has prompted an unprecedented shutdown of normal human activity and commerce across much of the developed world. New York State and the nation have entered uncharted economic territory, facing what may be the worst

Commerce

NYC led the latest state population drop

BY E.J. McMAHON For a second consecutive year, New York’s population loss was mainly concentrated downstate, according to the latest Census Bureau estimates. During the 12-month period ending last July 1, the 50 counties of upstate New York lost 20,846

State Budget

What 2019’s census data tells us about New York

BY E.J. McMAHON The final set of pre-pandemic U.S. Census population data for cities, towns and villages provides localized details on a familiar New York pattern: widespread decline upstate, and a few small pockets of growth amid the general stagnation

Congress

Reed rallies lawmakers in call to reopen schools

HORSEHEADS, NY — U.S. Representative Tom Reed (R – NY), Senator Tom O’Mara (R – Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R – Corning), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R – Big Flats), Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R – Caledonia) and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (R

Indian Affairs

Tribes applaud Gorsuch opinion in landmark Court ruling

Tribal governments, indigenous communities, and national Indian organizations are applauding yesterday’s landmark decision in McGirt vs Oklahoma, a Supreme Court case that treaty-defined boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation still remain in full force today. Through treaty, the United States