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A. G. Sims

is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn.

Kirsten Gillibrand

Politics

Gillibrand’s tight spot on Cuomo

The New Yorker who pushed Al Franken out of the Senate has no easy options now that her home state governor faces similar allegations.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Is Jackie Gordon the new Long Island?

The congressional candidate is an immigrant and a military veteran. Can she make history in the home of Trump boat parades?

New York City

Personality

Ritchie Torres won’t follow your script

How a young, gay, Afro-Latino man made his own way from NYCHA to Capitol Hill.

New York City

Personality

In Queens DA contest, Tiffany Cabán is the leftest of them all

Among the seven Queens District Attorney candidates, Tiffany Cabán's platform would take the office the furthest to the left.

New York State

Personality

Reconciling environmental protection with economic growth

City & State spoke with Region 2 administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, Peter Lopez, to talk about the ways the EPA is investing in the creation of new and cleaner energy sources regionally and his personal philosophy on caring for the environment and the people who inhabit it.

New York State

Politics

President Trump’s controversial New York properties

President Donald Trump’s business interests have caused numerous scandals in his presidency and many of them start in New York. Here’s a full rundown of the recent and current controversies around Trump’s properties in New York.

New York State

Politics

Republicans target four New York Democrats in 2020

The National Republican Congressional Committee is looking to oust three freshman Democrats from New York – Reps. Max Rose, Antonio Delgado and Anthony Brindisi – and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

New York State

Personality

Kathryn Wylde on how best to raise revenue in New York

Kathryn Wylde, president of the Partnership for New York City, spoke to City & State about a potential pied-à-terre tax, how to fund improvements to the subway system, and how she feels about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget.

New York State

Politics

Democrats go on offense against four New York congressional Republicans

New York’s GOP is increasingly being forced to choose between their increasingly right-wing party and their relatively moderate districts thanks to the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.

New York City

Politics

St. Patrick’s Day parade controversy continues on Staten Island

Issues persist when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day parades around the city including gay, lesbian and transgender New Yorkers to walk in parades under their own banner.

New York State

Personality

Yuh-Line Niou puts policy over politics

Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou discusses the Child Victims Act vote, her economic justice platform, abolishing ICE and the changing politics of the state Legislature.

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Chris Collins

Politics

The factions, fringes and future of New York’s U.S. House Republicans

The GOP New York House delegation is trying to deal with their dwindling population both in New York and in Washington.

Andrew Cuomo

Policy

Cuomo promised ‘free tuition.’ Has New York delivered?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Excelsior Scholarship, the state’s ambitious financial aid program for low- and middle-income SUNY and CUNY students, in January 2017. But has the state delivered on its promise?

New York City

Politics

Jumaane Williams wins public advocate race, Eric Ulrich finishes second

Tracking the outcome of New York City's Feb. 26 public advocate special election to replace Letitia James.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

The next public advocate race has already begun

New Yorkers may vote for public advocate four times in 2019.

Jumaane Williams

Politics

Fact-checking the NYC public advocate debate

Fact-checking the NYC public advocate debate, including assertions by Jumaane Williams, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Nomiki Konst and others.

New York City

Politics

What to watch for in the public advocate debate

The New York City public advocate special election race has narrowed as candidates try to separate themselves in the first debate.

Thomas O’Mara

Politics

New York state Legislature’s top outside earners

The New York state senators and Assembly members who stand to lose the most under the outside income cap.

New York State

Politics

New York delegation lands prime House committee assignments

Most New York members of Congress will serve on House committees corresponding to their districts and interests. Pelosi detractors will not.

Congress

Politics

Committee assignment gives Ocasio-Cortez a platform for her agenda

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s seat on the House Financial Services Committee is a perch from which to fight Wall Street.