NYS Senator Jamaal Bailey hugs NYS Senator Zellnor Myrie after passing the bill to repeal Section 50-A.
After months on the sidelines the Legislature snapped into action – with the whole world watching.
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NYPD at a protest at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn on June 8, 2020.
A total of 11 bills made their way through the state Senate and Assembly.
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New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins in January of this year.
Recent protests have helped the state Legislature reassert its power against the governor.
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State Senator Zellnor Myrie was pepper-sprayed in Brooklyn last Friday by the NYPD. Myrie introduced legislation earlier this year to change the NYPD disciplinary process.
Legislative lessons learned during the pandemic are now helping state lawmakers pass police reform.
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Governor Cuomo on May 29th.
As protests continue Cuomo and de Blasio try to quell the unrest with curfews.
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State Budget Director Robert Mujica
New York is in fiscal free fall. But the budget director may have to make brutal cuts in order to save it.
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A young woman confronts police officers over a barricade at a protest over the death of George Floyd at the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. Jennifer M. Mason | Shutterstock
Is the governor leading from behind – or just falling behind – in his response to statewide protests?
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State Senator Robert Ortt protesting the removal of the law banning the wearing of masks in public.
New York Republicans are looking for excuses to go maskless.
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Governor Cuomo at the New York Stock Exchange on May 26, 2020.
The governor’s polling boom is subsiding, for now.
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Demonstration of UV disinfecting technology at the Corona Maintenance Facility on Tue., May 19, 2020.
Ultraviolet machines, antimicrobials and disinfectants are all at the MTA’s disposal.
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