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State Senator Jessica Ramos
Jessica Ramos isn’t sugarcoating anything

The no-nonsense state senator is an outspoken progressive, an adept political operator – and won’t put up with your bullshit.

By REBECCA C. LEWIS | July 12, 2020
 
Sean Pressley
Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn.
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After a Black woman died after giving birth, renewed interest in tackling longstanding racial disparities.
While plans for reopening schools across New York in the fall have yet to be finalized, it’s likely that some students will continue remote learning, at least for part of the time.
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With remote learning likely to continue, can New York finally get students connected?
Mayor Bill de Blasio tours Flatbush with Councilmembers Farah Louis and Mathieu Eugene and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte.
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New York has the most cases. Here’s a look at other key figures in the state.
How should New York approach reopening schools?
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Experts say more federal funding will be needed to implement any plans to open schools safely.
If the coronavirus is airborne, reopening certain businesses such as nail, hair and tanning salons and tattoo shops – all of which are included in Phase Three – may not be as safe as previously thought.
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With new data available regarding COVID-19’s transmissibility, the state would be wise to rethink some of the industries it’s allowing to reopen.
A family in Bedstuy during the NYC get tested day of action on July 8th.
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Hardest-hit areas could have some protection in a future COVID-19 wave.

OPINION

How can the private sector help NYC schools?
Sharing facilities and expertise could help students weather the pandemic.
To protect Black lives, extend the halt on all evictions.
The effort faces objections, but it may be the best way to hold back storm surges.
The governor doesn’t want to raise taxes on the rich to protect public higher education.

POLITICS

Mayor Bill de Blasio tours Flatbush with Councilmembers Farah Louis and Mathieu Eugene and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte.
New York has the most cases. Here’s a look at other key figures in the state.
Experts say more federal funding will be needed to implement any plans to open schools safely.
Hardest-hit areas could have some protection in a future COVID-19 wave.

Policy

Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn.
After a Black woman died after giving birth, renewed interest in tackling longstanding racial disparities.
With remote learning likely to continue, can New York finally get students connected?
With new data available regarding COVID-19’s transmissibility, the state would be wise to rethink some of the industries it’s allowing to reopen.
This isn’t the first time during the pandemic that the governor has rebuffed one of the mayor’s ideas.

PERSONALITY

The no-nonsense state senator is an outspoken progressive, an adept political operator – and won’t put up with your bullshit.
Donovan Richards on the NYPD budget, the HQ2 site and real estate money.
The governor’s coronavirus mountain is just one of his many artistic creations.

POWER LIST

MAGAZINE

Assembly Member Michael Blake stands in solidarity with Assembly members in favor of new legislation for Police Reform during a news briefing at the state Capitol, in Albany on June 8th.
The movement against racism and police brutality has reshaped the electoral landscape.
NYPD officer unions taught the NYC mayor a lesson in 2014. He hasn’t forgotten it.

EVENTS CALENDAR

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