andrea stewart-cousins

New York News
11:51 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Family Leave Gets Push In NY As Session Winds Down

Credit Vermont Workers' Center

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.

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. 

Read more
New York News
4:17 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Cuomo Eyes 2015 To Unify Senate Democrats

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says any end to the Democratic schism in the state Senate isn't going to happen until next year.

The Senate is now controlled by a coalition of Republicans and a faction of independent Democrats who left their party’s main conference.

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.

Read more
Politics
3:49 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Senate Democratic Leader Says Conference Has Changed

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

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.

Read more
New York News
12:10 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Upstate NY Questions Cuomo's Alliance With WFP

Credit Pat Arnow

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.

Read more
New York News
5:18 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Senate Democratic Leader Talked With Cuomo About Pledge

Sen. Stewart-Cousins
Credit Karen DeWitt

New York State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says she’s talked to Governor Andrew Cuomo about his pledge to help Democrats retake the State Senate.

Read more
New York News
6:06 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Senate Democrats: More Reasons Than Ever To Adopt Reform Bills

Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Democratic colleagues, and government reform advocates announce package of anti-corruption bills at the state capitol.
Credit Karen DeWitt

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.

Read more
Politics
10:30 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1301

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Leader of the Democratic Conference of the New York state Senate

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.

Read more