New York State

New York State Senator Robert Jackson
Rounding up the week’s political news.
Excelsior pass
New York’s Excelsior Pass can’t be equitable until vaccinations are equitable, some advocates say.
Colin Schmitt at his campaign announcement.
Assembly Member Colin Schmitt has a record that belies claims to bipartisanship as he launches a 2022 congressional bid.
Governor Cuomo at the Javits Center on March 8, 2021.
Here are all of the women who have accused the governor of sexual harassment.
Assembly Member Marcela Mitaynes
Some moderates voted against the revenue bill, while Democratic Socialists changed their vote at the last minute.
The NYS budget includes $10 million in support for Asian American organizations.
Boosted pay for human services workers, support for Asian American organizations and more.
Grey box with words "Winners & Losers" written in black
Who's up and who's down this week?
Demonstrators at Washington Square Park on Monday, March 29.
Vulnerable people like undocumented immigrants can still fall through the holes of an expanded safety net.
State Capitol
State lawmakers scored major victories on taxes, education funding and aid for undocumented immigrants.
New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera on April 6.
Charged state budget talks about aid for undocumented immigrants has revealed fractures among Democratic lawmakers.
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