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Sahalie Donaldson

is a City Hall reporter at City & State New York.

Heard Around Town

Politics

City Council District 2 candidate rakes in the matching funds

Community Board 3 Chair Andrea Gordillo is getting a head start in what promises to be a competitive primary for the open seat.

New York City

Policy

New data: Demand for IDNYC cards increased during migrant influx

Asylum-seekers had been struggling to get appointments, but that shortage has begun to ease in recent weeks.

Education

Policy

City Council, Adams admin spar over early childhood education cuts

The program is more popular than ever – and it’s facing a $170 million budget reduction.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Adams’ message to challengers: ‘Don’t worry about me’

The mayor defended his record against criticism from primary opponent state Sen. Zellnor Myrie.

Budget

Policy

Homeless and social services funding cuts reexamined by City Council

Amid a period of heightened tension between the mayor and the council, the final stretch of the budget process begins with a theatrical introduction.

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Protests

Policy

More than two-thirds of protesters arrested at Columbia and City College released with summonses

The majority of protesters have been released with summonses, but Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is charging 46 Columbia protesters with trespassing and 22 City College protesters with burglary.

News & Politics

Politics

Hochul promises in-person college graduation ceremonies as Columbia protests escalate

The governor said she does not want universities to cancel their in-person commencement ceremonies due to security concerns.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Report: Nail salon technicians have higher rate of reproductive health issues

The study comes as proposed legislation would create protections for these workers, typically Asian and Latin American immigrants already subject to poor working conditions.

News & Politics

Politics

Columbia looks to suspend pro-Palestine protesters as House Democrats demand ‘decisive action’

The Ivy League university announced Monday night that it has begun suspending students who refused to leave a pro-Palestine encampment on campus.

Policy

Policy

Mayor Adams unveils $111.6 billion executive budget

The mayor’s budget proposal reverses cuts to the NYPD, but not public libraries.

Education

Policy

Nearly 30,000 students shut out of city’s popular summer school program

Roughly 138,000 families applied for just 110,000 slots in the program, and funding shortfalls threaten to shrink the program.

Albany Agenda

Politics

This was finally Eric Adams’ year in Albany

Gov. Kathy Hochul helped deliver key wins for her partner in New York City.