Jessica Ramos

Policy

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.

Ruben Diaz Jr.

Personality

Son of a preacher man

Ruben Diaz Jr. has chipped away at some of the Bronx’s nagging stereotypes, and is hoping to replicate these successes citywide as he runs for mayor. And you can bet he’ll use his greatest asset: a natural, affable charm. Early on, he is lagging on fundraising and name recognition – but perhaps his biggest challenge is the behavior of his father, the Rev. Rubén Díaz Sr.

New York City

Opinion

Why New York City needs universal internet access

As ubiquitous as internet access has become since the days of dial-up service it still remains largely inaccessible to many in disadvantaged communities, so New York City should adopt a universal internet access policy, writes technologist Emil Skandul.

New York City

Politics

The major 2021 mayoral contenders

What you need to know about the likely candidates for New York City’s 2021 mayoral race.

New York City

Opinion

Do aspiring politicians still need to pay their dues?

Previously, aspiring politicians started at the bottom, paid their dues and waited to be tapped for higher office — now, incumbents are refusing to wait in line.

Ruben Diaz Jr.

Politics

NYC mayoral candidates pick up the fundraising pace

The top candidates in the 2021 New York City mayoral race are picking up the pace of their fundraising, with both City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. reporting more money in contributions this period than the last one.

New York City

Policy

Is New York City ready for 5G?

Some in the tech industry worry that New York City is falling behind other major tech hubs when it comes to updating the infrastructure to sustain 5G wireless service – whenever it eventually arrives.

Corey Johnson

Politics

Corey Johnson nabs first endorsement in NYC mayoral race

New York City Councilman Danny Dromm is making an early endorsement of Council Speaker Corey Johnson for mayor, although the primary election isn't expected until 2021.

New York City

Politics

Stringer stumps for abortion funding

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer wants the city budget to directly fund abortions, which would make New York the first city in the country to do so. City & State spoke with him about his "abortion care" initiative, the upcoming city budget and the city pension fund.

Ruben Diaz Sr.

Personality

Rubén Díaz Sr.’s habit of offending

New York City Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. is once again provoking outrage, suggesting he wouldn’t report sexual harassment since doing so would make him a “rat.” This is hardly the first rodeo for the cowboy hat-wearing councilman, who has a history of offensive comments.

New York City

Opinion

Pied-à-terre tax died for ridiculous reasons

Every New Yorker sitting on a delayed subway should know that some of the blame rests with the ultra-rich, luxury real estate developers and their lackeys in Albany, who killed the pied-a-terre tax, writes Ben Adler.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Politics

Poll: Who will be NYC’s next mayor?

New York City has many viable contenders for mayor but which one do you think will be next?

New York City

Personality

The tectonic shift facing NYC government in 2021

Suri Kasirer, the president of the lobbying firm Kasirer, is already considering the massive turnover in New York City in 2021. In an interview, she weighed in on what it means, the impact of terms limits, and why the next public advocate could become more influential than ever.

Bill de Blasio

Politics

City Hall: The movie

Our dream cast to play top elected officials in New York City government.

New York City

Politics

Which actors should play which NYC politicians?

If you made a movie about New York City government, who would be in your dream cast?

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