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Jeff Coltin

is a senior reporter at City & State. He covers New York City Hall.

New York City

Politics

What was behind Eric Adams’ first veto?

How the mayor took stiffer fines for violating zoning regulations on joint-living-work-quarters for artists off the table

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Politics

Here are the New York Democratic lawmakers facing 2022 primary challenges

The left is once again coming after incumbent members of the state Senate and Assembly.

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Who are Kathy Hochul’s big donors?

The governor reported a stunning $22 million in campaign donations in five months.

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What’s next for Bill de Blasio?

It’s pretty much time that the former New York City mayor update his LinkedIn page.

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Who’s who in Eric Adams’ administration

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

New York State

Politics

Schumer endorsed for reelection by like, every labor union

The U.S. Senate Majority Leader also has a substantial warchest, as a primary from AOC seems increasingly unlikely

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De-De-Blasifying the city’s highways

DOT says signs with former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s name will be changed by the end of the month – a lot longer than it took to change signage when Kathy Hochul became governor.

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Eric Adams’ transition committee has brought in nearly $2 million

The mayor has until April 30 to spend it on an inauguration ceremony – or give the money back.

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COIB let other mayors hire family members. Will it give Eric Adams permission?

Previous waivers grant some insight, but there could be a key difference with Bernard Adams, if he’s getting paid.

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Assembly Member Diana Richardson named Brooklyn deputy borough president

Borough President Antonio Reynoso chose a fellow progressive, which will create an open legislative seat.

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How Adrienne Adams became the speaker

The compromise candidate’s win came after Mayor Eric Adams picked someone else.

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Is this nonprofit responsible for Eric Adams’ primary win?

Show Up, Turn Out, launched a campaign to encourage Black New Yorkers to vote in the election and the result they say was a big bump in voter turnout.

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Can Eric Adams really hire his brother?

Bernard Adams wouldn’t be the first family member of a mayor to work in their administration.

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Adams probably can’t veto the new noncitizen voting law – but he might not defend it either

The new mayor said he is uncomfortable with allowing noncitizens who have lived in the city for just a month to vote. He has some choices to make about the controversial voting rights bill.

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.

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How will de Blasio be remembered? We asked some experts.

He’s already touted universal pre-K, community policing and ThriveNYC. Now here’s how experts really think the term-limited New York City mayor will be remembered.

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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.