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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Governor Cuomo launching his campaign to legalize gestational surrogacy in May, 2019.
The budget process offers Democrats a chance to figure out an issue that divided them last year.
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Governor Cuomo at a press conference on Medicaid on Feb. 24.
The governor faces federal opposition on a variety of policy fronts.
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State senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Activists, union leaders and fellow lawmakers are using carrots and sticks in pursuit of tax increases on the wealthy.
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Michael Bloomberg with Donald and Melania Trump in 2001.
Take our quiz: Can you tell which billionaire made these demeaning remarks?
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Mike Bloomberg 2020 sign in Albany
The presidential contender’s supporters made his case at the popular conference in Albany.
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Governor Cuomo at the National Governors Association Conference in February.
The governor has not had a lot to show for his White House meetings with the president.
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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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State Sen. Julia Salazar speaks during a criminal justice rally at the state house.
A working group of state senators is under pressure to rethink criminal justice – again – or risk electoral defeat.
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The statewide plastic bag ban will take effect on March 1.
Environmentalists say new rules are too permissive and the plastics industry says they are too restrictive.
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