Steven Yoder lives outside Woodstock. His stories have appeared in The Washington Post, pbs.org, Salon, The American Prospect, and elsewhere.
Bail Reform’s Discontents in NY
The governor and two local DA candidates would like to further dismantle New York’s bail reform law. But there’s less evidence than ever of a link between the reform and an increase in crime.
Central Hudson Is Broken. Can New York Fix It?
Legislators are investigating. Advocates want to put utilities in public hands. People behind on their utility bills are in trouble. Regulators have a lot of power to act—if they choose to.
The Assault on New York’s Bail Reform
Police and prosecutors charge that changes to the state’s bail system are causing more violent crimes. But the people helped by the new law mostly get ignored.