New York State Senate

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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The New York Interfaith Community comes together in solidarity following a week of violent hate crimes.
As lawmakers renew push for Child Victims Act, Cuomo warns of bankrupting the Catholic Church.
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New York City tenant advocates are hopeful that the Democrats will go to bat for renters.
What’s on the table in next year’s rent regulation debate.
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New York State Senators Diane Savino and David Carlucci
The group sent a letter last week targeting Savino, Carlucci and Felder for punishment.
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Governor Cuomo meets with President Trump to discuss infrastructure priorities.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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Incoming state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has indicated that she intends to keep the “millionaire’s” tax in place.
A tax surcharge for high earners is set to expire by 2020, but a new state Senate may extend it permanently.
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The Million Dollar staircase in Albanys capitol
A primer on the state’s latest legislative pay commission.
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Chuck Schumer’s connections to Facebook have been scrutinized.
The senator’s relationship to Facebook is scrutinized by The New York Times.
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