City & State New York - All Content & State is the premier multimedia news organization dedicated to covering New York and Pennsylvania's local and state politics and policy.en-usTue, 05 Dec 2023 17:08:49 -0500Mayor Adams: Requiring pre-approval of migrant contracts ‘defies logic’ Adams administration lashed out at Brad Lander after the city comptroller stripped City Hall of its power to enter into emergency contracts.Sahalie DonaldsonTue, 05 Dec 2023 17:08:49 -0500 Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright and Mayor Eric Adams attend an off-topic press conference at City Hall on Dec. 5, 2023.Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography OfficeJeff Aubry announces retirement, endorses Larinda Hooks longtime Queens lawmaker became a leading criminal justice reform advocate and the voice of the Assembly.Rebecca C. LewisTue, 05 Dec 2023 17:02:20 -0500 Member Jeffrion Aubry announced he won’t seek reelection.New York state AssemblyThe bills still awaiting Kathy Hochul’s signature before the end of the year Legislature passed hundreds of bills before breaking in June. Many high-profile ones like eliminating even-year elections and a bill to create a reparations task force have yet to be signed.Rebecca C. LewisTue, 05 Dec 2023 17:01:00 -0500 Kathy Hochul signs Sept. 11-related bills in 2021.Darren McGee/Office of the GovernorProgressives speak up for Bowman after Latimer files and others supported Bowman ahead of an all-but-certain campaign announcement from George Latimer.Austin C. JeffersonTue, 05 Dec 2023 16:37:30 -0500 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent a fundraising email for Rep. Jamaal Bowman after George Latimer filed with the FEC.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesFilm editor Brad Schwartz to challenge state Sen. Jack Martins on Long Island ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2018 but is now ready to make another attempt.Austin C. JeffersonTue, 05 Dec 2023 08:00:00 -0500 of Brad SchwartzWhich city leaders are calling for a federal takeover of Rikers Island? city comptroller, public advocate, state attorney general, federal prosecutors and even former DOC commissioners all support federal receivership for the city’s jails.Sahalie DonaldsonTue, 05 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500 M. Santiago/Getty ImagesOpinion: New York can’t afford to turn down $1 billion a year mobile sports betting brought the state nearly $1 billion. Legalizing online gambling and the online state lottery could bring in another $1 billion.Joe Addabbo and J. Gary PretlowTue, 05 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500 LinkNYC kiosk shows the Mega Millions and Powerball lottery grand prizes on July 19, 2023.Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesEditor’s note: Pablo Guzmán, through activism and journalism, made a difference Young Lords minister of communication became a fixture of New York’s press corps after the group disbanded in 1975.Ralph R. OrtegaTue, 05 Dec 2023 05:30:00 -0500 Lords Party member Pablo Guzmán attends a Rainbow Coalition meeting at the Lords’ office in Manhattan on June 7, 1969.Bev Grant/Getty ImagesWho might run for mayor in 2025 (besides Eric Adams)? number of politicians – ranging from progressives to centrists – are seriously considering the possibility of running for mayor.Angela BunayMon, 04 Dec 2023 17:46:43 -0500 Ayala, Zellnor Myrie and Scott Stringer are among the politicians considering a run for mayor in 2025.Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for The Children's Place, Inc.; Scott Heins/Getty Images; Kevin Hagen/Getty ImagesCoalition fighting right to shelter changes to rally in Albany and NYC group has expanded its ranks in the last month.Annie McDonoughMon, 04 Dec 2023 16:48:52 -0500 march during a rally and "sleep in" outside Gracie Mansion in support of New York City’s right-to-shelter mandate last month.Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty ImagesA timeline on the closure of Rikers Island Attorney Damian Williams has moved to strip the city of control over the jail complex.Kimberly Gonzalez, Sahalie Donaldson, and Sara DornMon, 04 Dec 2023 16:47:00 -0500 York City Mayor Eric Adams has said that he doubts Rikers Island will close by the 2027 deadline set by his predecessor.ED JONES/AFP via Getty ImagesAfter his expulsion from Congress, George Santos goes on the warpath posts have targeted Reps. Mike Lawler, Nicole Malliotakis and Nick LaLota.Rebecca C. LewisMon, 04 Dec 2023 14:00:35 -0500 Rep. George Santos isn’t sparing his Republican critics now that he’s out of office.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty ImagesThe 2023 New York State Top 50 Lobbyists relations pros guiding the Empire State.City & StateMon, 04 Dec 2023 12:00:00 -0500 ListsCity & State presents the 2023 New York State Top 50 Lobbyists.Timothy H. Raab; Natalie Cartz; SubmittedThe 2023 New York City Top 50 Lobbyists leading government relations firms across the five boroughs.City & StateMon, 04 Dec 2023 12:00:00 -0500 ListsCity & State presents the 2023 New York City Top 50 Lobbyists.Sara Beth Turner; Leigh Beckett; SubmittedWhat the New York City Council got done in the past two years legislative body could use some of its additional oversight powers in the next session.Annie McDonoughMon, 04 Dec 2023 04:00:00 -0500 City Council may continue ramping up its scrutiny of the Adams administration.John McCarten/NYC Council Media UnitBudget headaches complicate City Council’s priorities for 2024 measures from the Adams administration could limit the creation of many new programs.Sahalie DonaldsonMon, 04 Dec 2023 04:00:00 -0500 York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and Finance Committee Chair Justin Brannan will have their hands full with the budget.Gerardo Romo/NYC Council Media UnitCommentary: The hard part of being mayor has started for Eric Adams supporters hoped he might be a more populist version of Mike Bloomberg. But he has unwittingly echoed Donald Trump.Ross BarkanMon, 04 Dec 2023 04:00:00 -0500 a bevy of scandals and governing challenges, New York City Mayor Eric Adams could face competitive primary opponents in 2025.Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesChristine Quinn: ‘The best job I’ve ever had was being on the City Council’ former Speaker spoke to New York’s newest leaders at City & State’s annual City Council Retreat.Phenix KimFri, 01 Dec 2023 17:45:29 -0500 New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks at City & State’s annual City Council Retreat at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan FridayRalph R. OrtegaMike Lawler responds to George Santos’ expulsion represents a district bordering Santos’ and tried unsuccessfully to get him kicked out of Congress last month. Now, he’s looking ahead to a post-Santos future.Rebecca C. LewisFri, 01 Dec 2023 17:07:02 -0500 Mike Lawler departs from a meeting with House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol Building on Oct. 19, 2023.Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesPhil Banks quiet on rumored exit from Adams administration deputy mayor for public safety declined to comment on whether he would continue to serve in the role after this year.Annie McDonoughFri, 01 Dec 2023 16:34:15 -0500 Mayor for Public Safety Phil Banks holds a public safety briefing on Dec. 1, 2023.Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography OfficeGeorge Santos expelled from Congress lying Long Island representative was ousted Friday, becoming only the sixth person in the nation’s history to be expelled.Rebecca C. Lewis and Holly PretskyFri, 01 Dec 2023 11:30:33 -0500 George Santos and his staff walk through tunnels beneath the Capitol on the day of his expulsion from the House.Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesThis week’s biggest Winners & Losers’s up and who’s down this week?City & StateFri, 01 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500 Do Jews still have a place in progressive politics? Republicans cut loose their white supremacist reactionaries while progressives continue to deny Israel’s right to exist, American Jews’ votes could shift rightward.Rabbi Joshua Stanton and Cantor Olivia BrodskyFri, 01 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500 Joshua Stanton and Cantor Olivia Brodsky of East End Temple.Hannah Stampleman/Jennifer WeisbordCongestion pricing is one step closer to becoming a reality. Here’s what you need to know.“We really wanted to limit exemptions and we did,” Traffic Mobility Review Board Chair Carl Weisbrod said of the board’s recommendations.Annie McDonoughThu, 30 Nov 2023 17:50:49 -0500’s crowded streets should see less traffic under congestion pricing.Jenn Moreno/VIEWpressDC 37 to Hochul: Sign the Grieving Families Act a new letter, the state’s largest public sector union is calling on the governor to approve changes to the state’s nearly 180-year-old wrongful death lawRebecca C. LewisThu, 30 Nov 2023 16:59:39 -0500 Kathy Hochul addresses the press on Nov. 21, 2023.Susan Watts/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul