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Rochester’s newly united legislative delegation

Five new members of the state Senate and Assembly have passed bills in Albany while avoiding the divisions of local politics.

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Bills to watch in the final week of the 2021 legislative session

A lot of big proposals remain up in the air as June 10 approaches.

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It sure is hard to watch Assembly committee meetings online

City & State recorded them on a busy day this week to help Speaker Carl Heastie up his digital game.

Interviews & Profiles

Ron Kim is more than a Cuomo antagonist

The Assembly member defied Gov. Andrew Cuomo over COVID-19 nursing home deaths, but he won’t be bullied by the governor.

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The curious tale of the Holocaust education bill

A seemingly benign bill is having an awful lot of trouble getting through the New York Assembly this year.

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Savino to introduce bill allowing gig workers to unionize

While some lawmakers approve of the compromise legislation, there’s not much time left in the session to pass it.


Legislation to watch in the final weeks of the 2021 session

A dozen outstanding bills remain on criminal justice reforms, single-payer health care and more.

Energy & Environment

New York carbon tax proposal fizzles

The Assembly sponsor of the Climate and Community Investment Act says another year or so is needed to rally support.

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Sheldon Silver is getting out of prison

A six-year legal saga once again works in favor of the felonious former Assembly speaker.

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Progressives are enlisting businesses in support of New York Health Act

A successful single-payer system would give employees of small businesses more access to health care.

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NY Legislature moves to make COVID-19 workplace rules permanent

Just when the Heroes Act takes effect depends on Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


Budget vote exposes Democratic divisions

Some moderates voted against the revenue bill, while Democratic Socialists changed their vote at the last minute.

Interviews & Profiles

Crystal Peoples-Stokes is on the precipice of her biggest achievement

How the first woman, and first African American, to serve as Assembly majority leader fought for equitable marijuana legalization.

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Impeachment inquiry will continue for “months”

The Assembly Judiciary Committee is in no hurry to finish its ongoing investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Assembly Republicans’ recent victories

Minority Leader William Barclay on impeachment, budget negotiations and Cuomo’s crises.