New York State Senate

Lawmakers eye public works reform, elevator safety and farmworkers’ rights.
Lawmakers eye public works reform, elevator safety and farmworkers’ rights.
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Democratic leaders are eager to see if Gounardes has the right stuff to become a top-notch lawmaker.
Chairing the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions is a sweet development for the incoming legislator.
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The 2018 New York State of the State
With Democrats in control in Albany, here’s an in-depth rundown of what’s up for debate.
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 Amazon HQ2 will be Amazon's second headquarters in North America.
As New York charges forward on tech, a wave of legislation rises in its wake.
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Governor Cuomo and Speaker Carl Heastie outlined an agreement on groundbreaking reforms to New York States ethics laws and rules
Compensation Committee demands limits to outside income, but will that stick?
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Iron workers raise steel at 32nd floor of the Esso Building in New York City in 1954.
Here’s what state lawmakers are considering to tackle high infrastructure costs.
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An empty New York State Senate
Incoming freshman will have footholds to push progressive legislation.
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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.
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The school aid New York was ordered to provide a decade ago could arrive next year.
Why newly empowered Democrats will fight to increase school funding in the upcoming budget.
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Huge crowd participated at "Never Again" rally to protest and change gun laws after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
With the GOP out of the way, lawmakers are eyeing parole reform, gun control and justice for childhood sexual assault victims.
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