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Jordan Laird

is an editorial intern at City & State.

Michael Bloomberg

Politics

All the times Michael Bloomberg has considered running for president

The former New York City mayor has been deliberating for more than a decade.

Bill de Blasio

Politics

Who’s to blame for Thursday’s snow-fueled gridlock?

Who’s to blame for Thursday’s snow-fueled gridlock? Agencies are quick to deflect blame following severe commuter delays.

Kevin Thomas

Personality

State Sen.-elect Kevin Thomas on his unexpected victory

Upset winner says Hannon lost touch with constituents, especially minorities.

New York City

Personality

State candidates that made history

New York firsts from the 2018 general election.

New York State

Politics

How our readers’ predictions match up with voter polls

Readers are predicting large margins of Democratic victories where voter polls indicate a tight race.

Andrew Cuomo

Politics

The largest donors to New York candidates

A bunch of white businessman, they almost all gave generously to Gov. Cuomo.

MWBE

Policy

How far New York still has to go on MWBEs

City and state officials weigh in on efforts to award contracts to firms owned by women or minorities.

New York State

Policy

Breaking down the barriers of male-dominated boards

A new California law aimed at increasing diversity could be a model for New York.

Rodneyse Bichotte

Policy

Brooklyn lawmaker to introduce bill in response to ‘Cornerstore Caroline’

Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte’s bill in response to "Cornerstore Caroline" would protect minors from false accusations.

Kemp Hannon

Policy

How state Senate control will alter health policy

From single-payer to marijuana, top senators on the health committee discuss their top priorities.

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New York City

Policy

Will 2019 be the turning point for New York’s transit crises?

New York transportation officials predict a pivot on funding for Gateway and the MTA.

Andrew Cuomo

Policy

The growing list of corrupt Cuomo associates

Steve Pigeon pleaded guilty Tuesday to funneling an illegal donation to the governor’s campaign. He's not the first Cuomo ally to get in legal trouble.

Marcus Molinaro

Politics

Molinaro’s voting record

GOP candidate for governor Marc Molinaro claims to be a moderate. Did he vote that way in Albany?

New York City

Policy

Five big federal issues that directly affect New York

Five big federal issues that directly affect New York.

New York State

Policy

Cuomo calls on Congress to protect SALT deductions

Since the IRS has blocked Cuomo’s workaround measures, it’s on Congress to preserve SALT deductibility.

Congress

Policy

Both houses of Congress have advanced opioid legislation

Lawmakers reconciled legislation addressing the opioid crisis.

Bronx

Policy

Building a better Bronx

The six biggest Bronx projects in the works.

Bronx

Policy

New Bronx drug court incentivizes treatment

The Bronx drug court's diversion program aims to reduce spate of overdoses.

Congress

Politics

Vulnerable New York Republicans resort to racial campaign ads

Several Republican members of Congress from New York have been accused of racism in their campaign commercials