New York State Senate

The state Senate met with a limited number of Senators on March 18th.
Lawmakers in Albany have authorized remote voting, but the Legislature has yet to really take advantage of the practice.
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Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins held a Zoom conference with the Senate Democrats as the state budget moves forward.
Even before the coronavirus, Stewart-Cousins and Heastie were losing ground to the governor.
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State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
A Q&A with state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
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dermot shea bill de blasio
The measure, which would let judges assess dangerousness, faces opposition in the Assembly.
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State Senator Zellnor Myrie
There is lots to do, from making phone calls to protecting consumers to passing legislation.
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera in 2015.
The state senator warns of overreach as Cuomo pushes to pass an early budget.
Personality
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State Senator Alessandra Biaggi was one of the lawmakers to call for a halt in evictions.
Many argue that evictions during this public health crisis could lead to more people contracting the coronavirus.
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New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Governor Andrew Cuomo
Fair or not, the political winds are blowing in favor of changing the recently implemented criminal justice reforms.
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Assemblywoman Latrice Walker of Brooklyn speaks at a Feb. 12 rally in the state Capitol where lawmakers and activists criticized a proposal by Senate Democrats to change recently-enacted criminal justice reforms.
Competing incentives for the different Democratic conferences.
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Lawmakers are looking into transforming New York's prostitution laws.
New York lawmakers are reevaluating the labor of lust.
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