In a dozen days Democrats will hold all the levers of power in Albany for the first time in a decade and from a position of strength unseen in living memory. With so many items on the agenda—election improvements, campaign finance regulations, criminal justice reform, congestion pricing and more—what can voters expect their elected leaders to get done? What will the relationship be between the new Senate majority and the governor? Is single-payer healthcare on the table? Is there a chance to change (or stop) the Amazon deal?
In this Agenda 2019 episode on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, incoming State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris of Queens discusses the state of play and newly elected State Sen. Julia Salazar talks about her transition from insurgent candidate to elected officeholder.