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Albany Agenda

High-profile bills are languishing in the Assembly

The state Senate has passed several bills this year that haven’t gotten the OK from the lower chamber.

Albany Agenda

Hochul mocks Republican South Dakota governor in LCA rebuttal

New York’s first female governor took shots at her Republican counterpart and poked fun at herself.

Heard Around Town

City Council District 2 candidate rakes in the matching funds

Community Board 3 Chair Andrea Gordillo is getting a head start in what promises to be a competitive primary for the open seat.

News & Politics

AOC endorses former campaign staffer Jonathan Soto

Soto is the first local candidate that the congresswoman has endorsed this cycle.

PolicyShow All

New York State

Assembly has reservations about the Harvey Weinstein bill

Members believe the legislation could have unintended consequences for communities of color.

Heard Around Town

Council passes bills to fortify parking garage safety

The legislation follows a Lower Manhattan collapse that killed one person and injured five others last year.

New York City Council

Speaker Adams and Mayor Adams clash over City Council oversight of City Hall

The Council speaker is advancing legislation to give the council veto power over some mayoral appointments, but the mayor's newly-announced Charter Revision Commission could delay that.


New York’s slow progress moving to EVs highlights obstacles cities face

While the city has struggled to build public chargers for electric vehicles, it has made strides in electrifying its own fleet.

PersonalityShow All


The guest list for the inaugural National Urban Rat Summit in NYC

Didn’t have time to read the full description of the event, but surely many prominent rats will be in attendance.


Rappers are everywhere in New York politics

Believe the hype.


Famous? Here’s how to get involved in politics in New York

Host fundraisers and write op-eds. You could even run for office!

Power ListsShow All


The 2024 Nonprofit Trailblazers

Advocates, advisers and service providers improving New York.

Power Lists

The 2024 Albany Power 100

The political superstars in the state Capitol.

Power of Diversity

The 2024 Power of Diversity: Asian 100

New York’s Asian American leaders.


First pet-friendly shelter for unhoused families opens in the Bronx

The Urban Resource Institute and New York City Department of Homeless Services unveiled the facility to provide temporary housing that also allows for animals.

OpinionShow All

New York City

Commentary: New York City’s procurement system is not beyond fixing

ContractStat is a new tool to highlight problems like late payments and unregistered contracts.


Opinion: We need legislative reform to address our trash problem

We can only fix our trash problem by cutting down on the amount of waste we produce, which will require legislation like the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: City & State wins five awards at the New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest

This year’s wins included first place wins for best news website and best newsletter.


Opinion: Where is the vision from New York’s leaders?

Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul should pursue transformative policies like free universal child care, a Social Housing Development Authority and tuition-free public education at CUNY and SUNY schools.

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