Reid Pillifant

Assemblyman calls for mandatory voting:

With voter turnout at dismal lows, one state Assemblyman wants to take a lesson from Down Under and consider instituting a system of mandatory voting.

Bio: Reid Pillifant is the deputy editor of POLITICO States. He was previously an editor and reporter at the New York Observer. Contact him at rpillifant[at]

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Poll shows Grimm with 19-point lead over Recchia

With less than a week until voters go to the polls, Rep. Michael Grimm leads his Democratic challenger, former councilman Domenic Recchia, 53 percent to 34 percent, according to a new NY1-Capital New York-Siena College poll

Oct. 31, 2014


At Cuomo event, Astorino gets compared to Bull Connor

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his supporters criticized his Republican opponent, Rob Astorino, for fighting a federal desegregation agreement in Westchester County, during a rowdy appearance in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday afternoon.

Oct. 25, 2014


Hillary Clinton to stump for Sean Patrick Maloney

Hillary Clinton will headline a women's-themed event for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in Westchester County on Monday.

Oct. 23, 2014


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