New York State Senate

A weed truck in Times Square.
How to spend marijuana money will likely be the most difficult debate during legalization negotiations.
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State Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan.
Republicans are finding some political openings at the start of the state legislative session.
News & Politics
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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.
News & Politics
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State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery announced Saturday that she will not be seeking reelection.
State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery’s retirement sets up a new type of battle between the old guard and leftists.
News & Politics
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Deputy Majority Leader Senator Michael Gianaris oversees the Senate Chamber floor during multiple voting bills brought before the Senate.
Emphasizing unity, but also willingness to revise, Democrats passed automatic voter registration and adjusted early voting implementation.
Policy
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State Sen. George Amedore announced he would not seek re-election.
Up to 10 GOP incumbents won’t be running for reelection.
News & Politics
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Rep. Elise Stefanik questioning former White House national security aide Fiona Hill and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, as they testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Nov. 21, during the House's public impeachment hearings regarding
Some elected officials stack up better than others among their peers.
Personality
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Governor Cuomo swearing into his third term in January, 2019.
A legislative look-ahead at the bills on the agenda
Policy
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John DeFrancisco represented District 50 in the New York State Senate from 1993 to 2018.
The former state senator recounts his 26 years in Albany.
Personality
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Former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate speaking to reporters outside of a Federal court in Manhattan, in 2010.
Most went to prison. Others are running for office.
News & Politics
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