Our lawmakers in Albany have some big issues on their plates these days—pension reform, fracking, gun control, a minimum wage increase, school aid…the list goes on. And while the debates are endlessly fascinating so are the behind-the-scenes machinations—especially in the NY State Senate, where the Republicans cut a deal with five breakaway Democrats in order to keep some semblance of a majority.
Meanwhile, State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Leader of the Democratic Conference, will be one to watch. Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat representing Yonkers, Greenburgh, Scarsdale, and parts of White Plains and New Rochelle, isthe first woman to be named Leader of any conference in the nation. Undoubtedly, she’ll have some interesting maneuvering to do to with the renegade Democrats as she tries to move her agenda forward.
Also hear about her policies that encourage economic development in Westchester (and the rest of the state) at our March 15 “Political Friday” breakfast, our popular series that gives you access, information, and a chance to ask questions of those who serve.
No cost to attend, but registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
To hear the Senator's First Floor speech from January 9, 2013, click here.
|From 3/16/12: 2012 NYS Legislators Breakfast, Tappan Hill|