Reid Pillifant

DiNapoli report finds decrease in welfare enrollment:

The average number of New Yorkers receiving public assistance each month has declined for the first time in five years, according to a new report issued by the state comptroller Tom DiNapoli shows. 

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]

Latest Articles:


Gillibrand book debuts on Times' best-seller list

Follows significant media attention to harassment anecdotes

Sep. 19, 2014


Gillibrand, Schumer split on arming Syrian rebels

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will not support President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight against the militant group Islamic State.

Sep. 18, 2014


Poll shows Grimm hanging in, but barely

Despite a 20-count indictment on charges including tax evasion and perjury, Rep. Michael Grimm enjoys a four-point lead over his Democratic challenger, according to a new NY1-Capital New York-Siena poll.

Sep. 16, 2014


De Blasio defends Clinton liberalism, despite DLC unease

Mayor says former president was 'ahead of his time' on inequality

Sep. 4, 2014


Congressional Democrats fall in behind Hochul

Liberal members rise to defense of Cuomo's running-mate

Aug. 26, 2014


Gillibrand raises for ‘crucial’ Hochul race

Senator raises for Cuomo's lieutenant governor pick

Jul. 26, 2014


Publisher pushes back Cuomo book, plans 200K first run

HarperCollins announces new date, cover for Cuomo book

Jul. 10, 2014


Four NY Republicans named ‘Young Guns’

Candidates named to top tier of Republican recruitment program

Jul. 8, 2014


Bloomberg celebrates ‘bipartisan’ Cochran win

Former mayor gives $500,000 to push back Tea Party in Mississippi

Jun. 25, 2014


Zeldin defeats Demos on Long Island

State senator beats back a well-funded challenge

Jun. 24, 2014