Michael Gianaris

New York State

Is Hollywood exploiting New York?

The Empire State is giving big incentives to producers to choose it over Toronto.

Michael Gianaris

Could New York opt out of Opportunity Zones?

The community development tax break is benefiting the wealthy, but New York doesn't have to hand out its own money.

New York State

Michael Gianaris’ winding road to progressivism

The lefty leader’s political history is peppered with establishment ties.

New York City

Can Michael Gianaris lead the revolution?

Or is Joe Crowley’s old pal just along for the ride?

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

HQ2 still dominating economic development conversation

The latest proposal inspired by the HQ2 debacle would focus on increased oversight of New York’s economic development process.

New York City

The uncertain future of Amazon HQ2-inspired bills

Lawmakers infuriated by Amazon’s HQ2 announcement want to overhaul the state’s economic development policies. But the cancelling of HQ2 doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the these bills.

New York State

Cash bail still in judges’ tool belts after major reforms

Despite Governor Andrew Cuomo and Democratic legislators agreeing that they wanted to eliminate the use of cash bail in New York state, it will remain as an option available to judges in limited circumstances.

New York State

Making sense of the legislative pecking order

Here's what you need to know about the multiple legislative positions in New York.

New York State

Should “dangerousness" be a factor in granting bail?

The Bail Elimination Act, sponsored by state Sen. Michael Gianaris of Queens and Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell of Manhattan, wouldn’t fully eliminate bail and judges could still impose conditions to compel defendants to return to court but the bill would end cash bail, a practice in which defendants are asked to pay a deposit, refundable if they attend all their court dates, in order to be released from jail.

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Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo clashes with Stewart-Cousins over HQ2

Tensions have risen between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic state Senators, and withdrawing the nomination of state Sen. Michael Gianaris to the Public Authorities Control Board has added fuel to the fire.

New York State

The right way to do automatic voter registration

A ‘back-end’ model to automatic voter registration will have a much greater effect.

Andrew Cuomo

NY pols and Amazon blew up their deal by acting like themselves

How Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Amazon all contributed to the death of HQ2.

New York City

How key players are reacting to Amazon’s pull-out from NYC

New York politicians and other key players react to Amazon's decision to pull out of its major HQ2 deal in New York City.

New York City

Will Albany Dems be their own worst enemy?

Experts assess the issues that could divide the state Senate Democrats – and the long-term effects.

New York City

A wrench in the Amazon deal, taking a jail to court and a new substitute NYCHA head

Michael Ginaris is Amazon enemy number one, Bill de Blasio unveils the 2019-20 budget, there's a new NYCHA head in town and the state faces a budget shortfall in This Week's Headlines.

Andrew Cuomo

What is the Public Authorities Control Board?

Why the Public Authorities Control Board, a little-known state entity, could derail the plan to bring Amazon’s new headquarters to Queens.