Jon Campbell

Articles by Jon Campbell

Jon Campbell covers the New York State Capitol for WNYC and Gothamist. Prior to that, he covered the Capitol for more than a decade for the USA TODAY Network. He has twice earned the Walter T. Brown Memorial Award, an honor given annually by the Legislative Correspondents Association alumni for outstanding state government coverage. Jon grew up in the Buffalo area and graduated from the University at Albany. Got a tip? Email Jon at or Signal 518-210-7087.

The latest proposal on the table in Albany would mandate Good Cause protections in NYC, but other municipalities could opt in.

Lawmakers are racing against the clock to recognize both as holidays, though it’s unclear if they will apply statewide.

The former governor is trying to dismantle New York’s ethics board in an effort to keep his money.

New York state lawmakers appear unlikely to enact new housing measures despite worsening affordability and homelessness crises.

The measure would automatically seal convictions after a certain period of time, with exceptions for sex crimes.

A state study of microstamping was due by December 2022, but it’s not estimated to be wrapped up until later in 2023.

For the last four decades, supermarket owners have tried again and again to sell wine in their stores. They’re hoping this year is different.

Adams and Hochul presented a united front Monday, urging the feds to expedite work approvals for asylum seekers.

Her office says she and first gentleman Bill Hochul each donated $200 to charity to cover the cost.

The lack of clarity comes amid an evolving and increasingly desperate response that has concerned some elected officials and advocates.

On a call with county leaders, the New York governor says she’s asking President Biden to open and manage facilities for migrants.

Joseph Percoco, one of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s closest allies, may face a retrial.

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