Albany Agenda

Governor Cuomo on April 29.
It’s been a heck of a few months in state politics since a fateful Feb. 10 meeting between the governor’s aides and state lawmakers.
Smoke Stacks in NYC
A new report from NYPIRG lays out where the state is now, and what still needs to happen to hit its climate benchmarks.
Assembly Member Michael Benedetto
A seemingly benign bill is having an awful lot of trouble getting through the New York Assembly this year.
Rep. Elise Stefanik.
It will not be easy, but Democratic state lawmakers hold the North Country rep’s political future in their hands.
Assembly Labor Chair Latoya Joyner
Construction groups say they want key changes to bill supported by Democratic lawmakers and organized labor.
Ridership on the subway in New York City has plunged as the coronavirus pandemic has worsened.
Growing scientific research suggested disinfecting trains had little effect on spread of the coronavirus. Cuomo did it for a year anyway.
State Sen Anna Kaplan
A bill before state lawmakers would authorize a state study to examine how well students are learning about genocide.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Just when the Heroes Act takes effect depends on Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Gov. Cuomo on March 24, 2021.
Sexual misconduct, undercounted nursing home deaths, COVID-19 vaccines and tests -- and a certain book he wrote.
Assembly Member Jessica González Rojas right speaks at an April 15 rally in Manhattan
Left-leaning state legislators are pushing ideas like single-payer health care by highlighting fiscal benefits for the state.