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Hochul pledges to intervene in congressional redistricting to protect NYC’s Asian American community

(January 19, 2022) — Governor Kathy Hochul is pledging to intervene in New York State’s congressional redistricting and — with the help of Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie — will draw a majority-Democrat district to


Peoples-Stokes will shape housing legislation this session

The newly ascendant Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes is expected to play a key role in housing legislation that is expected early this session. Agencies like the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, have


Heastie says still no decision on special session

Assembly Democrats met for the second straight day in Albany on Tuesday, but there was still no word on whether the full Legislature will convene later this month in a session that could clear the way for a legislative pay

NY Senate

Will Jacobs keep promise of term limits?

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs made an ambitious promise to voters: that his election to the State Senate would bring term limits to Albany for all state legislators. He won the 60th State Senate District — a pivotal swing district that


How long will Heastie last?

Two days ago, the New York Daily News reported that Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie was unhappy that Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning on pursuing ethics reform this legislative session. Today, the New York Post is reporting Heastie’s ties to convicted mobsters.

County Executive

Will Kearns primary Poloncarz for County Executive?

For months there has been considerable speculation — perhaps even expectation — that Assemblyman Michael Kearns is preparing to primary incumbent Democratic County Executive Mark Poloncarz for County Executive in the coming election cycle. The historically fractious local party organization