Reid Pillifant

Bratton and de Blasio on Brooklyn's new pot policy:

Police commissioner Bill Bratton said on Wednesday that his office has "had no discussions” with the Brooklyn district attorney about a new policy to cease prosecuting first-time offenders for small amounts of marijuana.

Bio: Reid Pillifant is a political editor and reporter for Capital. He was previously an editor and reporter at the New York Observer. Contact him at reid[at]capitalnewyork.com.

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Clinton stakes out her role in sanctioning Iran

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Gillibrand hosts McConnell challenger in New York

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Mar. 11, 2014

 
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Gillibrand fails to overcome filibuster

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Grimm, Gibson come in last on a Club for Growth list

The conservative Club for Growth released its annual scorecard on Monday morning, and New York Republicans didn't fare so well.

Feb. 24, 2014