andrea stewart-cousins http://wamc.org en Family Leave Gets Push In NY As Session Winds Down http://wamc.org/post/family-leave-gets-push-ny-session-winds-down <p>Supporters are making a final push to pass paid family leave legislation in New York state as state lawmakers enter their final weeks of work.</p><p>The bill passed the state Assembly in March. Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined advocates of the measure Monday to call on her colleagues to pass the bill before adjourning June 19th.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 03:51:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 92218 at http://wamc.org Family Leave Gets Push In NY As Session Winds Down Cuomo Eyes 2015 To Unify Senate Democrats http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-eyes-2015-unify-senate-democrats <p>New&nbsp;York Governor Andrew Cuomo says any end to the Democratic schism in the state Senate isn't going to happen until next year.</p><p>The Senate is now controlled by a coalition of Republicans and a faction of independent Democrats who left their party’s main conference.</p><p>Cuomo’s vowed to return Senate control to the Democrats, he’ll heal the split –or- work to defeat Republicans and independent Democrats in the fall election.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:17:44 +0000 Dave Lucas 92216 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Eyes 2015 To Unify Senate Democrats Senate Democratic Leader Says Conference Has Changed http://wamc.org/post/senate-democratic-leader-says-conference-has-changed <p>The leader of the New York State Senate Democrats says if Governor Andrew Cuomo is successful in helping retake the chamber for Democrats in the fall elections, she expects the Senate to be much more functional than it was the last time the Democrats were in power. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kVg5mt14VDQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:49:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 92080 at http://wamc.org Senate Democratic Leader Says Conference Has Changed Upstate NY Questions Cuomo's Alliance With WFP http://wamc.org/post/upstate-ny-questions-cuomos-alliance-wfp <p>The fallout from Governor Cuomo’s new alliance with the progressive Working Families Party continues at the Capitol, with those who say they represent upstate interests dismayed at the development. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:10:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 91903 at http://wamc.org Upstate NY Questions Cuomo's Alliance With WFP Senate Democratic Leader Talked With Cuomo About Pledge http://wamc.org/post/senate-democratic-leader-talked-cuomo-about-pledge <p>New York State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says she’s talked to&nbsp;Governor Andrew Cuomo about his pledge to help Democrats retake the State Senate. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:18:57 +0000 Karen DeWitt 91872 at http://wamc.org Senate Democratic Leader Talked With Cuomo About Pledge Senate Democrats: More Reasons Than Ever To Adopt Reform Bills http://wamc.org/post/senate-democrats-more-reasons-ever-adopt-reform-bills <p>New York Democrats pressing for bills to reform the state’s campaign finance system, say the US Attorney’s investigations into a panel controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo might help spur action on their measures. Tue, 06 May 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 89833 at http://wamc.org Senate Democrats: More Reasons Than Ever To Adopt Reform Bills The Capitol Connection #1301 http://wamc.org/post/capitol-connection-1301 <p>Host Alan Chartock is joined by is New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Yonkers Democrat who is the new Leader of the Democratic Conference. Leader Stewart-Cousins, who has served in the Senate since 2007, is the first woman to head a legislative conference in Albany. They discuss the Senate’s unusual configuration, the minimum wage, and mandate relief.</p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 03:30:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 54928 at http://wamc.org The Capitol Connection #1301