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The state Senate met with a limited number of Senators on March 18th.
The state Senate met with a limited number of Senators on March 18th.
Will the state Legislature actually go virtual?

Lawmakers in Albany have authorized remote voting, but the Legislature has yet to really take advantage of the practice.

By ANNIE MCDONOUGH | April 05, 2020
 
NY Senate Media Services
MTA workers disinfecting touch points
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Labor unions are determined to make sure employers don’t forget essential workers’ sacrifices.
Governor Cuomo in Albany on April 2nd.
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To protect New York’s access to federal aid, those cuts could be delayed.
The New York State Assembly chamber.
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A lot is at stake with bail reform, public school funding, Medicaid and other key issues.
Governor Cuomo during a coronavirus update on April 1st.
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New York State budget deal may cause NYC, other districts to tighten their belts
Governor Cuomo during his coronavirus update on April 2nd.
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Says state will ‘share,’ not ‘seize’ ventilators, with compensation or replacement later
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins held a Zoom conference with the Senate Democrats as the state budget moves forward.
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Even before the coronavirus, Stewart-Cousins and Heastie were losing ground to the governor.

OPINION

The state budget provides a chance for campaign finance reform.
Reducing the influence of big money in state politics can still happen.
Apparently, you can tell how many ICU beds are open from across the street.
Closing them to slow the spread of COVID-19 would do more harm than good.
The mayor of New York City should have followed on his predecessor’s path in education policy.

POLITICS

Governor Cuomo announcing the completion of the temporary hospital at the Javits Center.
New York now has the most cases. Here’s a look at other key figures in the state.
Lawmakers in Albany have authorized remote voting, but the Legislature has yet to really take advantage of the practice.
A lot is at stake with bail reform, public school funding, Medicaid and other key issues.

Policy

Employee Rick Lambert monitors the number of people entering the concession area at Forest Park Golf Course, in New York, while staggering tee times for golfers due to the coronavirus.
New York has banned basketball, but it allows golfing.
Lawmakers avoided major changes to the 2019 legislation, but added more bail-eligible offenses.
Labor unions are determined to make sure employers don’t forget essential workers’ sacrifices.
To protect New York’s access to federal aid, those cuts could be delayed.

PERSONALITY

City & State celebrates those making in impact in labor in New York.
Recognizing the rising stars in labor.
RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum talks about the challenges his members face as they perform essential work.
TWU Local 100’s Tony Utano said the coronavirus pandemic makes it clear that mass transit workers should be celebrated.

POWER LIST

MAGAZINE

How prepared is the Empire State?
How health officials are bracing for a large-scale outbreak.
Who says you’ve got to be married to get ahead in politics?
The Empire State's most politically potent pairs

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