Michael Gianaris

New York State Senator Michael Gianaris in the Senate Chamber.
The lefty leader’s political history is peppered with establishment ties.
Personality
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State Sen. Michael Gianaris was a "liberal regular." Then Queens transformed around him.
Or is Joe Crowley’s old pal just along for the ride?
Personality
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in a press conference on October 23, 2014 to discuss the 33-year-old New York City doctor who had recently contracted the Ebola virus while working in Africa.
With Democratic friends like these, who needs enemies?
News & Politics
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A cat licking its paw shows off its now-legally protected claws.
The two lawmakers championed a state ban on cat declawing.
Winners & Losers
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Pier and Long Island City at sunset, seen from Gantry Plaza State Park, Queens.
There's no shortage of policy proposals inspired by the deal-gone-wrong.
Policy
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Long Island City.
Lawmakers infuriated by Amazon’s HQ2 announcement want to overhaul the state’s economic development policies.
Policy
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Groups agitating for more extreme reforms of the system were left disappointed
Policy
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Former senate majority leader John Flanagan, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
The Assembly and state Senate are filled with leaders, but what do their titles mean?
News & Politics
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There are currently three significant proposals for reforming New York’s bail system.
Activists say judges deem minorities higher-risk.
Policy
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State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins smiles alongside Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Sen. Jeff Klein after Cuomo brokered the deal to dismantle the Independent Democratic Conference last year
Withdrawing the nomination of state Sen. Michael Gianaris to the PACB has added fuel to the fire.
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