New York State Senate

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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State Senator Julia Salazar.
The long, proud history of politicians switching parties.
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State Senator Chris Jacobs.
There’s still a special election, but the odds are in Jacobs’ favor.
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A weed truck in Times Square.
How to spend marijuana money will likely be the most difficult debate during legalization negotiations.
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State Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan.
Republicans are finding some political openings at the start of the state legislative session.
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Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie walk past the Senate Chamber in Albany, N.Y
The early days of the 2020 legislative session has featured limited coordination between the chambers.
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State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery announced Saturday that she will not be seeking reelection.
State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery’s retirement sets up a new type of battle between the old guard and leftists.
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Deputy Majority Leader Senator Michael Gianaris oversees the Senate Chamber floor during multiple voting bills brought before the Senate.
Emphasizing unity, but also willingness to revise, Democrats passed automatic voter registration and adjusted early voting implementation.
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