Interviews & Profiles
How Project Renewal pressed on to serve its clients during COVID-19.
The nonprofit is back on stage as it celebrates its 40th anniversary this year
Working Families Party
The Working Families Party's New York state political director Bill Lipton said that while he supports reunification and the ascension of Andrea Stewart-Cousins to lead a united Senate Democratic conference, the WFP is sticking with its endorsements of candidates challenging members of the Senate Independent Democratic Conference.
New York State Senate
Brooklyn Republican state Sen. Marty Golden's staffer comparing pro-gun control students to Nazis is just the latest.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul on her political rivals – like Rep. Chris Collins and New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams – and the challenges facing women in politics.
Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra, a Republican, is planning to run for governor on the Reform Party line. In a Q&A with City & State, he talked about his plans to fix infrastructure, legalize recreational marijuana, reform campaign finance and more.
New York's state budget is due soon, and funding for education remains unresolved. City & State spoke with state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia about the funding levels she would like to see for New York's schools and the governor's less generous proposal, as well as as what her department is doing to protect the rights of transgender students.
Cynthia Nixon's candidacy for governor puts her wife, Christine Marinoni, in the spotlight. Here's how Marinoni compares to Sandra Lee, the closest thing New York currently has to a first lady.
New York may not be as Irish as it once was, but the community still produces plenty of political leaders. To get a sense of who’s leading the way, we reached out to Ray O’Hanlon, the editor of The Irish Echo, the country’s oldest Irish-American newspaper, who spoke about U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Joseph Crowley, Rep. Pete King, Rep. Kathleen Rice, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and more.
New York state Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa calls for more funding for education and weighs in on armed guards in schools.
The son of a Puerto Rican mother and an undocumented Peruvian immigrant father, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo has risen to become one of the most influential Latino lawmakers in New York, chairman of the Bronx Democratic Party and the Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force. City & State’s Frank G. Runyeon spoke with the assemblyman just after his return from an “eventful” trip to Israel where young protesters threw eggs at him.
Rep. Nydia Velázquez has spent her career as a trailblazer for Puerto Ricans and other Latinas, and has made Puerto Rico one of her major issues. She spoke with City & State’s Rebecca C. Lewis about how her background has influenced her, and about the current state of Puerto Rico as it continues to recover from two hurricanes.
Ruben Diaz Jr.