New York State Assembly

Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Rounding up the week’s political news.
State Capitol
A lot of big proposals remain up in the air as June 10 approaches.
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
City & State recorded them on a busy day this week to help Speaker Carl Heastie up his digital game.
New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim
The Assembly member defied Gov. Andrew Cuomo over COVID-19 nursing home deaths, but he won’t be bullied by the governor.
Assembly Member Michael Benedetto
A seemingly benign bill is having an awful lot of trouble getting through the New York Assembly this year.
A Postmates delivery vehicle on the streets of New York City.
While some lawmakers approve of the compromise legislation, there’s not much time left in the session to pass it.
What should you expect from Albany in 2021?
A dozen outstanding bills remain on criminal justice reforms, single-payer health care and more.
The controversial Climate and Community Investment Act is almost certainly not going to pass this year.
The Assembly sponsor of the Climate and Community Investment Act says another year or so is needed to rally support.
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
A six-year legal saga once again works in favor of the felonious former Assembly speaker.
New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera
A successful single-payer system would give employees of small businesses more access to health care.