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Senate majority leader John Flanagan, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Senate majority leader John Flanagan, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Making sense of the legislative pecking order

The Assembly and state Senate are filled with leaders, but what do their titles mean?

By ZACH WILLIAMS | March 18, 2019
 
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Lime is among the companies participating in a Department of Transportation pilot program for dockless e-bikes.
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Lime, Jump, and Motivate are attempting to collaborate with government agencies
Josh Mohrer, then Uber's New York manager, led a rally in front of City Hall in 2015 while the council considered a cap on for-hire vehicles.
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Uber drove circles around would-be regulators. That doesn’t work anymore.
ew York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried.
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The Manhattan Democrat has been pushing a bill over a quarter century.
Suffragists march down Fifth Avenue in October 1917, displaying placards containing the signatures of more than 1 million New York women demanding the right to vote.
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From suffragettes to Congress, a timeline of women in state politics.
Beto O'Rourke delivering a speech.
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Rice and Maloney endorse the former Texas congressman.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a “No Tax Cap – No Deal” campaign to make the property tax cap permanent in the state.
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New York's 2 percent property tax cap is popular, but is it good policy?

OPINION

President Donald Trump and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The real estate scion didn’t succeed in publishing, so making peace in the Middle East might be harder than he thinks.
Based on his effort to influence New York politics, it’s no surprise he’s now condemned for arrogance and dishonesty.
The decline of the Liberal Party and the success of the Conservative Party should give progressives pause.

POLITICS

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces $500 million resiliency plan to protect Lower Manhattan from climate change.
A $10 billion proposal to build out the shoreline is likely to run into some trouble.
There are a lot of them, but the posts do mean something.
The Assembly and state Senate are filled with leaders, but what do their titles mean?
From suffragettes to Congress, a timeline of women in state politics.

Policy

Photographs of Kalief Browder and Christopher Robinson — who both died as a result of alleged official misconduct related to Rikers Island Prison — are held up at a protest against police brutality.
Lawmakers fight for the New Yorkers lost in the system.
Recent spikes in opioid overdoses have also taken place in suburban and rural areas
Lime, Jump, and Motivate are attempting to collaborate with government agencies
Uber drove circles around would-be regulators. That doesn’t work anymore.

PERSONALITY

Monica Martinez.
The new Democrat’s politics aren’t a huge shift from Long Island’s Republican past.
The past year's lobbying rankings holds few surprises.
Many groundbreaking women in politics were from the Empire State.

POWER LIST

MAGAZINE

ew York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried.
The Manhattan Democrat has been pushing a bill over a quarter century.
The Assembly and state Senate are filled with leaders, but what do their titles mean?
There are a lot of them, but the posts do mean something.
Recent spikes in opioid overdoses have also taken place in suburban and rural areas

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