Interviews & Profiles

Interviews & Profiles

Liz Krueger, the reformer

The longtime state senator talks JCOPE reform and fixing the New York City Board of Elections.

Small Business

Bill pending Cuomo’s signature requires mandated savings plans for small-business employees

Employers with at least 10 workers would be required to offer the Secure Choice Program if the measure is signed into law.

Interviews & Profiles

India Walton on her history-making campaign

Four-term Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown appeared to be a lock for reelection, but he made the crucial strategic error of ignoring a viable primary challenger before it was too late.

Interviews & Profiles

Judicial nominee stands out on many fronts

City & State spoke with reform advocate Christopher Kang about New York public defender Eunice Lee, who among other things, would be the only Black woman on the Second Circuit if confirmed.

Interviews & Profiles

Why Lindsey Boylan spoke up

She calls coming forward the “most terrible” experience of her life, but has she finally brought change to Albany?

Interviews & Profiles

A Q&A with New York City Chief Democracy Officer Laura Wood

She’s getting New Yorkers up to speed on ranked-choice voting.

Ron Kim

Ron Kim is more than a Cuomo antagonist

The Assembly member defied Gov. Andrew Cuomo over COVID-19 nursing home deaths, but he won’t be bullied by the governor.

Zellnor Myrie

Zellnor Myrie wants to give NY a clean slate

The state Senator spoke to City & State about why he’s pushing to automatically seal and expunge the records of formerly incarcerated individuals.

New York City

Barbara Bowen still wants more for CUNY

A Q&A with the outgoing Professional Staff Congress-CUNY president.

Interviews & Profiles

How can NYC build back faster?

New York City Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Jamie Torres-Springer talks COVID-19 capital project delivery, East Side Coastal Resiliency and borough-based jails.

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Interviews & Profiles

Restoring service and avoiding another Summer of Hell

A Q&A with Tri-State Transportation Campaign Executive Director Renae Reynolds.

New York City

Welcome to the Dianneverse

Dianne Morales is the mayoral field’s unapologetic progressive. It’s won her fierce and energetic supporters, but some doubt she can win over the city.

Interviews & Profiles

Tackling the MTA’s accessibility problems

The largest public transit system in the nation believes Quemuel Arroyo can bring about much-needed improvements, but some advocates fear it will be business as usual.

Julie Menin

NYC’s former census czar on the narrow loss of a House seat

Julie Menin shared her frustrations with the state’s census efforts.

Eric Adams

Understanding Eric Adams

The Brooklyn borough president discusses some of the biggest controversies during his political tenure and why he’s not actually as shocking as some may think.

Interviews & Profiles

Unions see boost in interest during COVID-19

A Q&A with District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido on Cuomo’s scandals and his union’s mayoral endorsement.

Interviews & Profiles

Pat Ryan’s got his own Green New Deal

The Ulster County executive discusses how “locality” is the differentiator in his plan for the environment and how local governments can confront climate change.