New York’s lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, says she plans to stay in the race for re-election, alongside Governor Andrew Cuomo, despite some remarks by the Governor lately that Hochul might prefer to run for Congress instead.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has proposed turning post offices into bank branches. She, and others before her, say that postal banking would end predatory lending overnight. But the idea has not gained much traction.
The New York State Senate met for the first time since two Democrats were successful in special elections held on Tuesday. Though the Senate now has 32 Democrats, the number required to form a majority, it was back to business as usual with the GOP in charge.
Even before the results of two special elections Tuesday in the State Senate were decided, the lone Democratic Senator who caucuses with the Republicans says he’s sticking with the GOP. That means Democrats will likely not control the Senate any time this year.