State Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan.
Republicans are finding some political openings at the start of the state legislative session.
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Governor Cuomo has tasked public authorities with overseeing policy agenda items.
Public authorities allow for new investments despite a $6 billion budget deficit.
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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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Cuomo says New York is a progressive leader, but it is often behind the curve.
Cuomo claims New York's a progressive powerhouse. It's just the mild one.
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The new leader of the GOP minority conference, Assemblyman William Barclay.
The upstate assemblyman is looking to make his conference heard as minority leader.
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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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Governor Cuomo delivered his tenth State of the State Wednesday.
Read between the lines: No new taxes.
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In 2020 Cuomo will have to hammer out a deal with increasingly assertive Democratic majorities in the state Senate and Assembly.
A budget deficit and political setbacks bring new opportunities for the three-term governor.
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New York Democratic leaders have signalled that they are willing to consider changes in the new bail reform bill.
Activists and lawmakers are looking for quick action on these six issues.
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