New York State Senate

State Sen. Rachel May unseated an aisle-crossing moderate in 2018. Since then, she’s helped to galvanize the progressive upstate left.
The IDC-slaying state senator is showing that you don’t have to be a moderate to win.
Assembly Member Marcela Mitaynes
Some moderates voted against the revenue bill, while Democratic Socialists changed their vote at the last minute.
State Senate Education Committee Chair Shelley Mayer
The state Senate education chair says new federal money should supplement, not replace, state funding.
Congressional New York Democrats have the power to change the map this redistricting.
Will the party defer to the Independent Redistricting Commission, or use its supermajorities to try to retain control of Congress?
New York State Senator Samra Brouk
Elected officials take on mental health crisis response, police residency requirements and qualified immunity after Daniel Prude decision.
NY State Senator Alessandra Biaggi
No matter what happens to the governor, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi will likely play a big role.
Velmanette Montgomery and Senate Majority Leader Andrew Stewart-Cousins
The longtime lawmaker broke barriers for women and Black people alike in the halls of state power.
The New York State Capitol building in Albany.
Some political countercurrents are helping Gov. Andrew Cuomo weather the nursing home political storm.
Now that Cuomo is under intense scrutiny his emergency powers are in jeopardy.
There’s no consensus yet on how to curb Cuomo’s expanded powers, but those powers may not be gone for good.
State Senator Kevin Parker
A Q&A with state Sen. Kevin Parker on his New York City comptroller run.