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Annie McDonough

is a tech and policy reporter at City & State.

Labor

Politics

What will it take for Amazon workers to unionize?

The e-commerce behemoth is a formidable opponent to labor organizers, even in a union town like New York City.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

The fight for abortion rights in New York is not over

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi on why the state still has work to do on making abortions accessible.

Energy & Environment

Policy

How New York can prepare for flooding

A summer of extreme weather continued this week, as Hurricane Ida blew through the state, leading to at least 9 deaths in New York City.

Education

Policy

NYC schools and health officials push in-person learning, despite calls for remote option

Here are the key points for why kids are still returning to class, despite concerns members of the New York City Council had during an education committee hearing Wednesday.

Transportation

Policy

The MTA isn’t budging on ending shared Access-A-Ride trips

Users want solo rides to resume because of the pandemic, but the MTA claims a driver shortage makes that impossible.

Education

Policy

How students will rely on the vaccinated to stay safe

Most kids aren’t eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, which leaves their protection up to those around them.

15th Anniversary

Politics

New York’s resilient media industry

Experts weigh in on the future of news and City & State’s role in the local landscape.

Personality

Personality

COVID-19 technology is failing us

Albert Fox Cahn on the failures of contact tracing apps, vaccine passports and why an analog approach to fighting the pandemic is sometimes best.

Policy

Policy

Ride-hailing companies getting better on accessibility

But the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has stricter requirements in place this year.

New York State

Politics

How will the Hochul transition work?

There are still a lot of questions about her accession and what happens to Cuomo next, but history may offer some clues.

Politics

Politics

How the Cuomo administration sought to undermine Lindsey Boylan

A detailed guide to what the governor’s aides did in the days after Boylan said she was sexually harassed, according to the AG’s report.

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Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Tech:NYC leader reflects on tech sector’s growth over the past 5 years

Julie Samuels talks about her decision to step down from her post and the future of tech development in New York City.

Politics

Politics

New York politicians react to Cuomo sexual harassment report

President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins are among the lawmakers calling for Cuomo to step down or be impeached.

Technology

Policy

Fighting the digital divide with tribally owned fiber

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe launched its own broadband network in a previously unserved area.

Transportation

Policy

5 things to know about Janno Lieber

The MTA’s new acting chief has a long history in capital development.

Technology

Policy

Will New Yorkers need to download another vaccine passport app?

New York City will launch its own vaccine passport app next month on top of the state-run Excelsior Pass.

Transportation

Policy

When’s the congestion pricing check going to arrive?

The MTA’s progress on New York City road tolling is moving about as fast as Lower Manhattan traffic at rush hour.

Transportation

Policy

Where subway performance stands at the end of the MTA emergency

A look at key performance indicators at the beginning and end of the MTA’s four-year state of emergency.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Liz Krueger, the reformer

The longtime state senator talks JCOPE reform and fixing the New York City Board of Elections.

Policy

Policy

How is New York protecting itself from cybercrime?

Ransomware and other kinds of cyberattacks pose threats to local governments, schools and more.