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Holly Pretsky

is the Deputy Managing Editor at City & State.

Budget

Policy

New York City’s budget outlook is great/terrible depending which watchdog you ask.

Differences between budget projections point to the complexity of the massive spending plan.

New York City

Personality

Remembering Staten Island Chuck 10 years later

New York City marks an important anniversary since the groundhog’s tragic death.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Politics

Who’s endorsing Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer?

Elected officials and prominent organizations are taking sides in one of the most-watched races of 2024.

Personality

Personality

Nightmare blunt rotations for New York politicians

These elected officials would hate to see certain people at their 420 meetup.

Albany Agenda

Policy

Takeaways from Hochul’s 2024 State of the State agenda

As the state faces major immigration and housing challenges, the governor launched an agenda aimed at ruffling the fewest feathers possible in a major election year.

Ask the Experts

Politics

New York political predictions for 2024

It’s a much-anticipated – and feared – election year. Here’s what experts are watching for in the new year.

Heard Around Town

Politics

More ex-public servants join Frank Carone’s Oaktree Solutions

Former New York City nightlife czar Ariel Palitz and former voting agency head Onida Coward Mayers join Max Rose, Gary Jenkins and others at the public affairs firm.

Personality

Personality

Our favorite City & State New York covers of 2023

Bringing Ted Lasso, The Great Gatsby and Barbie into the nichiest niches of New York politics.

Politics

Politics

George Santos expelled from Congress

The lying Long Island representative was ousted Friday, becoming only the sixth person in the nation’s history to be expelled.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Jerry Nadler’s outgoing chief of staff reflects on polarization, Israel and governing in the ‘Twitter age’

Amy Rutkin has worked in Congress for nearly 25 years. She says she used to have productive relationships with House Republicans’ staffers. That has changed.

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Interviews & Profiles

Personality

‘Of course’ NYC schools Chancellor David Banks is concerned about the challenge of educating asylum-seeking children

The chancellor also brushed aside censorship concerns about recent guidance sent to teachers in advance of a walkout in support of Gaza, saying “we’re not trying to silence anybody.”

Politics

Politics

The latest from Somos 2023

Whether you’re in San Juan or not, keep up with the gossip from New York’s buzziest event of the year.

Politics

Politics

Annual Somos Shabbat event disrupted by pro-Palestine protesters

The event was held to celebrate Jewish and Hispanic unity - not billed as pro-Israel.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

DeRosa: ‘Hochul’s a sideshow’

The Cuomo administration was so desperate to get then-Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul off the ticket that they tried to find positions for her at Planned Parenthood and in the federal government, according to the former governor’s top aide.

News & Politics

Politics

Curious who will be governing New York in 5 years? Take a look at the staffers.

Across New York City and state legislative branches, intra-office succession planning is alive and well.

Heard Around Town

Policy

Adams: ‘We have to push back on sci-fi aspect of drones’

Despite privacy and civil rights concerns, the mayor and city safety officials doubled down on use of the surveillance tech ahead of the West Indian Day parade.

Kathy Hochul

Personality

Hochul gets the last laugh in press show rebuttal: ‘Is that guy from Colorado still telling me what to say?’

The governor got some good-natured ribbing for her multiple trials and tribulations over the past legislative session.