New York State Senate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers the 2019 State of the State address and proposed 2019-2020 executive budget.
What the governor wants to spend on education, health care, subways and more.
News & Politics
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andrew cuomo surrounded by black cats
Will single-party control allow the governor to avoid the pitfalls that plagued his long-serving predecessors?
News & Politics
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Former governor and 1913 state Assembly Speaker Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith, with his wife Catherine and children, at Sheepshead Bay Speedway in August of 1918.
The party was busy, but ultimately divided, in 1913.
News & Politics
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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul hands the Senate gavel to new Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
News & Politics
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Julia Salazar state Senate
Senate Democrats elevated all five subcommittees to full-fledged committees.
News & Politics
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Andrea Stewart-Cousins
A sense of optimism prevailed, but fault-lines also emerged on the first day of one-party rule.
News & Politics
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Alessandra Biaggi
The freshman will chair the moribund committee and actually hold hearings.
Policy
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New York State Senator Michael Gianaris in the Senate Chamber.
The deputy majority leader wants to show that the party can get things done.
Personality
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Court paperwork
The state’s current ‘blindfold law’ unfairly disadvantages defendants.
Opinion
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Sid Davidoff
A Q&A with Davidoff Hutcher and Citron’s Sid Davidoff.
Personality
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