Carl Heastie

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Who's up and who's down this week?
Carl Heastie became the first Black Assembly speaker in 2015.
People of color chair only two out of 39 Assembly committees – but that could change in 2021.
People gather in Times Square to celebrate the election of Joe Biden.
Democrats celebrate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ historic win.
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Who’s up and who’s down this week?
Lawmakers avoided major changes to the 2019 legislation, but added more bail-eligible offenses.
Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie during the 2020 State of the State.
Thanks to the coronavirus, it’s not who’s in the room – it’s who’s in the Zoom.
Andrea Stewart Cousins 2020
Facing the threat of coronavirus, Albany still faces hurdles in achieving a final deal in the next week.
State senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Activists, union leaders and fellow lawmakers are using carrots and sticks in pursuit of tax increases on the wealthy.
State Sen. Julia Salazar speaks during a criminal justice rally at the state house.
A working group of state senators is under pressure to rethink criminal justice – again – or risk electoral defeat.
Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie walk past the Senate Chamber in Albany, N.Y
The early days of the 2020 legislative session has featured limited coordination between the chambers.
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