Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

GreenPost

Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

May
24

A flawed, compromised study?

A report released last week to much press fanfare concluded hydrofracking is becoming less environmentally damaging. But the report, issued by U.B.’s Shale Resources and Society Institute, is rife with serious factual errors and its authors have close ties to the natural gas industry, according to an analysis by a public interest research group.

May
23

Thompson passes on Senate bid

Antoine Thompson said he wanted to avoid a “bitter race” against incumbent Tim Kennedy. Perhaps. Or did he conclude he lacked the political base to score an upset. Rgardless, Thompson has probably earned some good will within the Democratic ranks.

May
23

Candid interview on Cuomo

Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., the last of the Four Amigos, has choice words for the governor, including “very conniving,” in an animated interview with Tom Precious of The Buffalo News. 

May
21

Rochester D&C calls out Cuomo

“For the sake of accountability, the success of future legislation, and the respect of voters who backed the governor’s calls for reform, he must shed his penchant for backroom deal-making” the paper says in an editorial.

May
18

IDA reform bill languishing

Legislation proposed by Assemblyman Sean Ryan to rein in town industrial development agencies has failed to gain traction. A report from NPR’s Innovation Trail.

May
16

Schools digging deep to fund operations

Virtually all districts in New York are now tapping reserves to cover operating costs in the face of property tax cap.

May
16

Schimminger joins GOP in voting against hike in minimum wage

Liz Benjamin has the Assembly’s roll call vote.

May
16

Inequality in graphic terms

Mother Jones charts rising inequality in a series of eye-catching charts.