FILE- In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Senate Deputy Majority Leader, Michael Gianaris, D-Astoria, gestures as Senate members debate budget bills in the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
ALBANY – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris began the 2021 State Senate session on January 6 by formally nominating Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins to continue serving as Senate Leader. Senator Gianaris serves as the Senate’s Deputy Leader, the second-highest ranking member of the State Senate and highest-ranking Senator from New York City.
“Our first term in the majority was one of historic progressive achievement, recognized by New Yorkers who voted for an unprecedented supermajority for our conference,” said Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris. “I am privileged to nominate Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins to continue her incredible tenure as our Leader as we push further into the future.”
Senator Gianaris’ full remarks are available on YouTube:
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THE HAGUE (AP) — The United Nations’ highest court on Monday wrapped up historic proceedings into the legality of Israel’s 57-year occupation of lands sought by Palestinians for a future state, with most voices at the hearing arguing against the Israeli government.
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has appealed his $454 million New York civil fraud judgment, challenging a judge’s finding that Trump lied about his wealth as he grew the real estate empire that launched him to stardom and the presidency.
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