New York State Senate

Deputy Majority Leader Senator Michael Gianaris speaks to Senate Minority Leader John J. Flanagan while practicing social distancing in March of this year.
At least one chamber in the state Legislature is looking to get back to the lawmaking.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Rep. Adriano Espaillat.
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Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins meeting remotely with the Senate Democratic Caucus on March 29, 2020.
Waiting on federal aid could limit state lawmakers’ sway on budget.
New York legislators are proposing a variety of COVID-19 related bills.
Legislators across the state are proposing COVID-19 related bills.
State Budget Director Robert Mujica 2020
New York would slash health care and education – unless the federal government comes through.
A scattering of state Senators on the Senate floor March 29th.
The state Legislature appears unlikely to follow the New York City Council in voting-by-Zoom.
A scattering of state Senators on the Senate floor March 29th.
State Senate source says it could resume this month, but lawmakers have no details.
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins speaks to the press following session on March 18th.
Although the legislative session is in limbo, here’s what state lawmakers want to address.
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.
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.