Jessica Ramos

Jessica Ramos

Will New York City get free child care?

State Senate Labor Committee Chair Jessica Ramos, a freshman from Queens, introduced a new bill on Sept. 13 proposing that businesses pick up the tab through a new payroll tax that would fund the NYC Under 3 Act, which gives families a sliding scale of financial assistance for infant and toddler day care.

New York City

What is a taxi medallion worth?

A proposed bill wants to make sure it is at least $175,000.

New York City

A history of upsets in Queens politics

Bob Turner’s 2011 victory was short-lived. Others may prove more lasting

New York City

Scott Stringer, millennial for mayor

New York City comptroller Scott Stringer wants you to know he’s woke AF.

Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo’s never-ending civil war

City & State put together a comprehensive list of all of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s frenemies over the years.

New York City

What’s in a Times endorsement?

The New York Times editorial board endorsed Tiffany Cabán on Tuesday, but do the newspaper’s endorsements sway election outcomes? City & State had a look at the Times editorial board’s endorsements in the past three years.

New York State

What you need to know about the Legislature’s e-bike agreement

The debate over legalizing electric bikes and scooters on New York streets may soon come to a close. With a vote on the amended bill expected to come Wednesday, here are the most important provisions and the bill’s prospects for passing.

Criminal justice

Bail reform done, lawmakers look at more criminal justice bills

There are still a number of criminal justice reforms that are being considered before the end of session, here’s a guide to each one and its prospects for passage.

Zellnor Myrie

A new generation of progressive pols

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hardly stands alone as a fast-rising non-white progressive New York elected official. From new state senators to the New York City public advocate and the City Council, a new generation is taking the reins.

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New York City

What’s next for e-bikes?

State Senator Jessica Ramos and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic introduced legislation on Tuesday that would benefit delivery workers by legalizing e-bikes and e-scooters, but opponents have raised concerns about safety and street clutter.

New York State

What’s next for labor in Albany?

New York Democratic lawmakers, Jessica Ramos, Marcos Crespo, Andrew Gounardes, and Peter Abbate share what their post-budget legislative priorities are for labor.

Jessica Ramos

The blue-collar case for congestion pricing

New York State Senator Jessica Ramos, the Labor Committee chairwoman, discusses her thoughts on congestion pricing and how working people factor into the transportation equation.

Justin Brannan

New York’s tattooed legislators

A new generation of tattooed New York lawmakers are showing off their skin art.

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Day 1 of Democratic-controlled Albany

A sense of optimism prevailed, but fault-lines also emerged on the first day of one-party rule.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Did women make gains in New York legislative races?

More females were elected to the state Legislature, but there will be one fewer in the state’s House delegation.