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Zach Williams

is senior state politics reporter at City & State.
Management

New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin Resigns Following Federal Indictment

The Harlem Democrat pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple corruption charges related to his 2021 campaign for New York City comptroller.

Public Safety

New York Lieutenant Governor Arrested

Prosecutors say Brian Benjamin was involved in a bribery conspiracy as a state senator.

Management

A Proposal to Use $850M in Taxpayer Money for NFL Stadium

New York state legislators have yet to weigh in on whether they’ll approve the governor's funding plan for the Buffalo Bills stadium before the April 1 deadline.

Health & Human Services

How One State Wants To Invest in Child Care Like It’s Tesla

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is proposing to spend billions on economic development programs that critics want to allocate to social programs.

Infrastructure

The Buffalo Bills Owners Want a New Stadium, and Taxpayers Might Help Them Pay For It

The NFL team is a Western New York treasure, and critics say the owners are exploiting that to help pay for the $1.4 billion project.

Management

The Worker Shortages Plaguing the Public Sector

There are a variety of reasons New York is struggling to maintain essential services.

Infrastructure

Flash Flooding Highlights Immediate Dangers of Climate Change – Again

Elected officials and activists say state and local governments need to do more now.

Management

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns

The three-term governor stepped down in the face of likely being impeached over sexual harassment and assault allegations.

Health & Human Services

Covid-19 ‘Long-Haulers’ Join Ranks of Disabled Americans

On the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new wave of public employees and other workers with disabilities are adjusting to their new normals.