Democrats

The New York State Capitol
Experts weigh in on the most politically significant legislation, which bills could backfire, and the biggest spending fights.
News & Politics
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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie speaks during a ceremony commemorating the signing of Reproductive Health Act legislation.
Proposal making it permanent gives the chamber some leverage in budget talks.
News & Politics
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The New York State Senate.
Republican votes are helping Democrats pad their margins – but not on immigration and abortion.
News & Politics
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Kirsten Gillibrand
The New York senator hopes that her votes on gender parity will outshine her inconsistency on progressive issues.
Personality
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State Senate Democrats should lead the way in fixing how we pick judges.
Opinion
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Former governor and 1913 state Assembly Speaker Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith, with his wife Catherine and children, at Sheepshead Bay Speedway in August of 1918.
The party was busy, but ultimately divided, in 1913.
News & Politics
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New York State Senator Michael Gianaris in the Senate Chamber.
The deputy majority leader wants to show that the party can get things done.
Personality
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Many observers are assuming that with a decisive majority in Albany, Democrats will finally be able to achieve their long-sought progressive agenda items
The new state Senate majority won’t count for much if urban and suburban lawmakers don’t play nice.
Policy
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Nita Lowey
The congresswoman promises to fight against the border wall, for Planned Parenthood.
Personality
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Nydia Velázquez
Rep. Nydia Velázquez is banking on a bipartisan infrastructure bill – with funding for NYCHA.
Personality
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