Syracuse Mayor Discusses How Tech and Data Intersect on Her City’s Streets

As she prepares to leave office, Stephanie Miner looks back on an innovation-focused municipal agenda and where cities are going in the Trump era.

Push to Restore State and Local Deduction in Tax Bill Is Defeated

House Ways and Means Democrats and Republicans sparred Tuesday over the so-called SALT deduction.

Corruption in the Cross Hairs as New Yorkers Go to Polls

A potential constitutional convention in the Empire State could reform Albany’s back-room culture.

Coalition of Strange Bedfellows Opposes N.Y. Constitutional Convention Proposal

The Nov. 7 vote has excited many interests and prompted well-funded campaigns on both sides of the issue.

Self-Driving Vehicle Tests Poised to Begin Next Year in New York City

"Testing in New York will accelerate the timeline to deploying self-driving cars at scale,” according to the CEO of Cruise Automation.

WATCH: Crew Destroys Aging Bridge Span in N.Y.C. With Explosives

The Kosciuszko Bridge, connecting Brooklyn and Queens, was erected in an era marked by industrial innovation, ambitious public works projects and historic public mobilizations.

A Skeptical N.Y.C. Mayor Casts Doubts on Governor's Congestion-Pricing Proposal

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | A Conn. city may prohibit pedestrian cellphone use in crosswalks; Colo. new autonomous vehicle pilot for construction zones; and Wyo. governor applauds Trump executive order on environmental review.

Beyond Rooftops: States Move to Encourage Community Solar

Community solar can drastically expand the base of people and business that can access solar power. But regulating the evolving industry is tricky.

This County Would Have Seen Its Opioid Overdose Rate Double

Erie County, N.Y. Executive Mark Poloncarz says his jurisdiction was on its way to 550 overdose deaths in 2016. Here’s what the county government did to keep that from happening.

New York and Texas Enact Laws to Curb Child Marriage

Governors in New York and Texas have signed bills that seek to end child marriage by raising the minimum age to marry.

Federal Regulatory Battle Over Cuomo’s ‘I Love NY’ Signs Continues

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Illinois going full steam ahead into uncharted fiscal territory; Seattle-area sees big jump in annual homeless tally; and local plastic-bag bans blocked in Minnesota.

New York State Gives Official Green Light for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Gov. Cuomo: With a “careful yet balanced approach” for introducing driverless vehicles, the state can “reduce dangerous driving habits, decrease the number of accidents and save lives.”

Despite Secession Talk, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Recent secession efforts range from large, ongoing campaigns in Texas and California to smaller pushes in Oklahoma, Maine, Utah, West Virginia and New York.

New York Makes College Free For Those Who Can’t Afford It

It will cover any student who comes from a household making $100,000 or less.

N.Y. Budget Deal Includes ‘Federal Financial Response Mechanism’ for Cuomo

With cuts from Congress and Trump “inevitable,” the governor said that “it’s very important not put our financial feet in concrete but that we can adjust when we need to.”

N.Y.C. OK’d to Destroy Information on Undocumented Immigrants

Two Republican Assembly members had sought the preservation of IDNYC documents held by the city.

Why So Many Americans Are Saying Goodbye to Cities

What’s happening to New York City is a microcosm of what’s happening around the country—the hollowing out of the U.S. city.

Cuomo: ‘New York State Is a Target for Hostile Federal Actions’

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Missouri governor’s 'secretive tactics; a need for ‘drastic measures’' in Connecticut; and Uber’s expansion in Wyoming.