New York State Assembly

The state Senate met with a limited number of Senators on March 18th.
Lawmakers in Albany have authorized remote voting, but the Legislature has yet to really take advantage of the practice.
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Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins held a Zoom conference with the Senate Democrats as the state budget moves forward.
Even before the coronavirus, Stewart-Cousins and Heastie were losing ground to the governor.
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The measure, which would let judges assess dangerousness, faces opposition in the Assembly.
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Facing the threat of coronavirus, Albany still faces hurdles in achieving a final deal in the next week.
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New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Governor Andrew Cuomo
Fair or not, the political winds are blowing in favor of changing the recently implemented criminal justice reforms.
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Assemblywoman Latrice Walker of Brooklyn speaks at a Feb. 12 rally in the state Capitol where lawmakers and activists criticized a proposal by Senate Democrats to change recently-enacted criminal justice reforms.
Competing incentives for the different Democratic conferences.
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Lawmakers are looking into transforming New York's prostitution laws.
New York lawmakers are reevaluating the labor of lust.
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Protesters in Albany pushing New York legislators to pass marijuana legalization.
Advocates say the state has the chance to be a leader on social equity.
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Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels
The long, proud history of politicians switching parties.
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New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris joined by Senator Ramos and Senator Salazar.
Progressives are ascendant. But they don’t always agree.
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