Local Politics

Sep
10
Boebert’s Anti-Climate Self-Enrichment Scheme

Boebert’s Anti-Climate Self-Enrichment Scheme

The Colorado Republican is spearheading amendments that could gut Democrats’ climate bill and benefit her husband’s fossil fuel business.
Sep
02
The Amazonification Of Chicago

The Amazonification Of Chicago

Turning public parks into package drop-off spots is the latest example of Amazon and public officials using public-private “partnerships” to harm taxpayers and local communities.
Aug
27
“Those Sharks Are Buying Every Single Piece Of Property”

“Those Sharks Are Buying Every Single Piece Of Property”

South Central grapples with real estate speculators cashing in on the housing boom.
Aug
13
The Coming Redistricting Disaster

The Coming Redistricting Disaster

Democrats missed a critical deadline to stop GOP gerrymandering — and now the political bloodletting will begin.
Aug
10
Cuomo’s Legacy: Normalizing Corruption And Lawlessness

Cuomo’s Legacy: Normalizing Corruption And Lawlessness

The New York governor is leaving — but his likely escape from prosecution and impeachment illustrates what America tolerates and celebrates.
Aug
05
Ending The Prison-To-Deportation Pipeline

Ending The Prison-To-Deportation Pipeline

California funnels thousands of prisoners to immigration authorities each year — but a groundbreaking new bill aims to change that.
Jul
27
Pros And Cons Of Taking Money From Your Constituents

Pros And Cons Of Taking Money From Your Constituents

Internal documents show the crass political calculus behind a Republican governor’s decision to cut off COVID jobless aid.
Jul
26
Microchip Mania

Microchip Mania

New York continues to subsidize the semiconductor industry, despite years of offshoring and meager job creation.
Jul
23
Whistleblower Says Conservative Nonprofit Engaged In Illegal Politicking

Whistleblower Says Conservative Nonprofit Engaged In Illegal Politicking

New federal complaint suggests the American Legislative Exchange Council violated its tax-exempt status by providing political software to Republicans.
Jul
22
“I Don’t Have Anything”

“I Don’t Have Anything”

Workers say they are being crushed by governors’ unemployment shut-offs, while Biden sits on the sidelines.