Capitol Watch: A more diverse Legislature, early actions


In New York government news, an increasingly diverse state Legislature is back in Albany for its 2019 session, the first in the state’s history with African-Americans holding the top leadership posts in both the Senate and the Assembly.

Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Yonkers Democrat, formally became Senate majority leader when the Legislature convened this past week. She’s the first woman to hold the post. Carl Heastie, a Bronx Democrat,…

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