Rebecca C. Lewis

New York State Senator Robert Jackson
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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Assembly Member Marcela Mitaynes
Some moderates voted against the revenue bill, while Democratic Socialists changed their vote at the last minute.
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State Capitol
State lawmakers scored major victories on taxes, education funding and aid for undocumented immigrants.
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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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The Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side
The plan is enmeshed in state budget negotiations, with a gap between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris.
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New York has legalized recreational marjuana.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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Chair of the Senate Finance Committee Liz Krueger on March 30, 2021.
Between Democratic supermajorities and mounting crises, the governor seems to have caved on some major sticking points on legal weed.
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Demonstrators at Washington Square Park on Monday, March 29.
Pay stubs and bank statements could prevent undocumented workers from receiving retroactive pandemic relief.
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Gov. Cuomo on March 24, 2021.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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Hands holding a Marijuana bud
Details are emerging from a deal that is expected to legalize cannabis in New York state.
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