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Aaron Short

is a New York-based political reporter.

Interviews & Profiles


Helping freelancers with taxes and bolstering rights in the workplace

A Q&A with Vilda Vera Mayuga, commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.



State lawmakers look to improve pensions to attract public sector workers

Complaints are rampant about the Tier 6 pension level, which some believe make working for the state less appealing.



When will New York’s pot industry be ready to take off?

Despite lawsuits and bureaucratic snafus, the state has redoubled its efforts to jump-start the cannabis industry.

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Chuck Schumer is taking the lead on AI regulation

In remarks at a Tech:NYC and IBM event, the U.S. Senate majority leader laid out the big pieces of his AI framework.