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Annie McDonough

is a tech and policy reporter at City & State.

Technology

Policy

Adams orders consolidation of city tech agencies under one authority

Reorganization seems to answer the calls of civic technologists looking for more efficiency.

New York City

Politics

Who’s who in Eric Adams’ administration

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

Budget

Policy

What does Hochul’s budget do for New York City?

The governor’s first proposed budget would extend mayoral control of New York City schools for four years.

Ask the Experts

Policy

Eric Adams wants to cut spending. Here’s how he might do it.

Experts weigh in on the new mayor’s aim to cut the city government’s spending by 3%.

New York City

Politics

What does the female City Council majority want to do for women?

The New York City Council’s first female majority wants to bring more attention to issues including maternal health and family care.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Meet New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams

The Queens lawmaker wasn’t Mayor Eric Adams’ first choice, but she made history anyway.

Criminal justice

Policy

New council members denounce conditions at Rikers

After a visit to the deteriorating jails complex, new progressive council members decried the “dehumanization” at Rikers.

Homelessness

Politics

Hochul and Adams take tag-team approach to subway homelessness

The move to direct more cops to the subway system has already raised some eyebrows.

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New York City

Politics

Adrienne Adams elected first Black City Council speaker

Former speaker candidates Keith Powers and Diana Ayala were named to leadership positions at the council’s first meeting.

Policy

Eric Adams’ COVID-19 plan keeps private sector vaccine mandate in place

The New York City mayor-elect stressed continuity – and better communication with city businesses.

New York City

Politics

Could Eric Adams’ new tech chief bring NYC out of the dark ages?

Matthew Fraser will serve as chief technology officer, a new position that seems set to carry expanded authority.

Politics

Politics

Will 15-minute delivery do to bodegas what ride-hailing apps did to the taxi industry?

Manhattan Borough President and Council Member-elect Gale Brewer said oversight of the rapidly growing ultrafast delivery industry is needed to prevent that scenario.

New York City

Politics

Adrienne Adams declares victory in the City Council speaker race

With 33 pledged supporters, Mayor-elect Eric Adams’ embrace and opponent Francisco Moya’s concession, Adrienne Adams has secured the speakership.

New York City

Politics

SoHo/NoHo rezoning, gas ban and more passed by City Council

At the last stated meeting of the year, the New York City Council passed several major bills. Here’s the rundown.

New York City

Politics

Eric Adams wants to “Get Stuff Done.” What stuff?

A close look at the core objectives among his endless policy ideas, as the mayor-elect enters his first year in office.

New York City

Politics

The CCRB just got a little more powerful

A bill passed by the City Council will allow the police watchdog to initiate its own investigations.

New York State

Politics

In Eric Adams’ administration, cryptocurrency industry sees an opening

With regulatory powers at the state and federal levels, engaging other levels of government remains a challenge.