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Annie McDonough

is the deputy City Hall reporter at City & State New York.

New York State

Policy

‘It’s a marathon.’ Chris Smalls talks Amazon union gameplan after setbacks

Outside a billionaire studded conference, Smalls called for political support for his union. Eric Adams wasn’t there to get the message.

MTA

Policy

MTA in need of new funding source, DiNapoli says

Filling massive operating budget deficits will require more than finding cost efficiency savings, a new report from the state comptroller said.

New York State

Politics

Assembly Member Anna Kelles talks about how the cryptomining moratorium victory came together

Late pressure from small-business groups and the bill’s narrow scope led to it getting signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Heard Around Town

Policy

Advocates expect Hochul to sign bitcoin mining moratorium

Assembly Member Anna Kelles does not expect chapter amendments that would alter the proposed moratorium on proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining.

Policy

Policy

New York City will cut some of its 21,000 vacant government positions

As the city eliminates more unfilled jobs, its ability to hire for crucial remaining positions and retain existing employees is key.

Exit interviews

Personality

Steve Englebright leaves an environmental legacy

The Democratic Assembly member sponsored some of New York’s most significant climate laws.

Exit interviews

Personality

Assembly Member Peter Abbate Jr. misses the old Albany

The Brooklyn Assembly member reflects on three-plus decades in the state Legislature.

Policy

Policy

A ‘missed opportunity’ in using data for New York City social services, report says

A new analysis by the Center for an Urban Future includes recommendations for how the city can leverage data to improve on social services delivery.

Exit interviews

Personality

Yuh-Line Niou helped to usher in a new era in the New York Legislature

Niou gave up her Assembly seat to run for Congress, but she’ll continue to represent her community in “a lot of different ways.” Whether that could mean a future run for office is unclear.

Policy

Policy

Brock Pierce wants to educate New York lawmakers about crypto

The crypto entrepreneur and billionaire said he’s steeped in New York politics and legislation – including a proposed moratorium on Bitcoin mining.

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Politics

Politics

Republican Brooklyn Assembly member-elect voted in Manhattan last year

Lester Chang has to have established residency in Brooklyn within six days after last year’s election to be eligible for the Assembly seat he just won.

Policy

Policy

New York City’s budget just grew to $104 billion. Here’s what you need to know.

Mayor Eric Adams told agencies to find 3% savings across the board and (nearly) all of them did.

Policy

Policy

New York City is down about 21,000 government workers

A new report from the state comptroller’s office found that New York City municipal attrition continues to outpace hiring.

Personality

Personality

Women at the helm of New York City’s uniformed agencies

The first female commissioner of the Department of Correction was also the first woman to head a major city agency in 1914.

Personality

Personality

How three new moms are changing the New York City Council

Three of the City Council’s new members have become first-time mothers over the past year. They’re ready to do more for mothers and other caregivers in New York City.

2022 general election

Politics

2022 New York state legislative general election results

After a chaotic redistricting process, Republicans have their sights set on gaining seats in the Democratic-controlled state Legislature.

New York City

Politics

After hammering bail reform for a year, Eric Adams hits the campaign trail

The New York City mayor plans to attend a get out the vote rally the weekend before Election Day, but some suggest his focus on crime has played into Zeldin’s strategy.

Policy

Policy

Could tech workers do Peace Corps-like stints working for New York City too?

Announcing a new legal fellows program to help address a shortage of city lawyers, Mayor Eric Adams said he wants other industries to loan employees to government work.