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Annie McDonough

Annie McDonough is the Deputy City Hall reporter at City & State NY.

New York City

Policy

Female-majority council passes bill to expand doula access

The legislation was passed along with several other maternal health-related bills on Thursday.

New York City

Policy

New York City’s IT czar answers to monkeypox website failures

“We have learned from our mistakes and we are committed to doing better going forward,” a health department official said.

New York City

Politics

Who’s who in Eric Adams’ administration

Here’s who the new mayor is appointing jobs to in City Hall.

Personality

Got complaints about the draft City Council map? The Districting Commission wants to hear them.

Dennis Walcott responds to some of the feedback about the preliminary draft of new City Council district maps and encourages New Yorkers to make their opinions heard.

New York City

Policy

Congestion pricing’s next obstacle? The exemption debate.

A panel will consider who won’t have to pay the new tolls – an endeavor some members said could be a slippery slope.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Eddie Gibbs launches NYC Democratic club for people with conviction histories

The first formerly incarcerated state representative’s new organization plans to endorse in this year’s elections.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Tiffany Cabán raises alarm bells at Rikers Island

During an unscheduled visit alongside Council Member Sandy Nurse, Cabán said she witnessed concerning conditions during a heat wave.

2022 congressional primaries

Politics

Niou reiterates BDS support at NY-10 forum

On Tuesday, the other seven candidates opposed the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement against Israel.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams endorses Elizabeth Crowley for state Senate

In her first major endorsement, the speaker broke from some of her progressive colleagues to endorse a moderate candidate in District 59.

2022 congressional primaries

Politics

“You cannot send a man to do a woman’s job,” decries Maloney in new campaign ad

The Congress member and long-time advocate for women’s rights takes a not-so-veiled shot at her primary opponent Jerry Nadler in a new video advertisement.

Heard Around Town

Policy

NY GOP lawmakers reject birth control rights bill

Only one GOP Congress member from New York, Rep. John Katko, voted to protect contraception.

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2022 congressional primaries

Politics

Can abortion rights turn out voters in a purple Hudson Valley district?

Democrat Pat Ryan is betting on voters turning out to support abortion rights – in both the 18th and 19th congressional districts.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Aside from Claudia Tenney, New York reps vote to codify same-sex marriage rights

Forty-seven GOP lawmakers voted to recognize marriage equality, including all but one New York Republican.

2022 congressional primaries

Politics

Bill de Blasio ends congressional campaign for NY-10

A couple of discouraging polls preceded the former mayor’s exit from the crowded, high-profile race.

News & Politics

Policy

Districting Commission releases draft of New York City Council maps

“Preliminary” was the key word as commissioners proposed a shakeup in southern Brooklyn and other changes in new draft City Council maps.

New York City

Politics

De Blasio returns to City Hall to call for new COVID-19 strategy

The former mayor’s campaign events took him to City Hall Park for his second press conference this week.

New York State

Policy

Takeaways from JCOPE’s 2021 New York lobbying report

Lobbying spending reached almost $293 million in 2021, according to a new report from the Joint Commission on Public Ethics. The hospital association, United Teachers and Doordash were among top clients.

Coronavirus

Policy

Eric Adams wants New York to learn to live with COVID. The city scrapped its guide map for how to do that.

New York City said it is reevaluating its color-coded COVID alert system, even as the city has seen a rise in cases and the BA.5 variant taking hold.

Policy

Policy

NYC Ferry is taking on water, audit finds

Comptroller audit finds $224 million in undisclosed expenditures during the previous administration.

New York City

Politics

How does redistricting work in New York City?

Buckle up for another round of legislative map re-drawing, this time for New York City’s 51 Council districts.