New York Looks to Lead on Offshore Wind, Not Drilling

Meanwhile, Alaska’s congressional delegation has backed offshore drilling in some places but wants local consultation before finalizing a plan.

N.Y. Governor Follows Montana’s Lead on State-Level Net Neutrality Protections

STATE & LOCAL ROUNDUP | Open records decision made on Pittsburgh’s HQ2 proposal; San Francisco’s new interim mayor; ‘Feed Your Soul’ in Louisiana; and a Daylight Saving Time proposal in Florida.

N.Y.C. Mayor: Big Pharma Is ‘Hooking Millions of Americans in Exchange for Profit’

STATE & LOCAL ROUNDUP: U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting starting in D.C.; Minnesota county bars federal immigration detainees over high costs; and new concerns over contaminated water in a Michigan city.

Governors Press for Exemptions From Expanded Offshore Drilling

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has gone silent after excluding Florida from a draft lease sales plan, but letters criticizing that decision’s “arbitrary” nature keep coming in.

In Response to the Federal Tax Law, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Promises Court Battle and State Code Changes

"It is crass, it is ugly, it is divisive, it is partisan legislating, it is an economic civil war," Cuomo said of the tax rewrite.

Trump’s Budget Cuts Could Make N.Y.C. Commuters Even More Vulnerable to Attacks

The White House has proposed a budget that slashes funds from some Homeland Security anti-terrorism programs in order to fund a border wall with Mexico.

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.