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September 3, 2019

Lawmakers mull public takeover at Con Ed outage hearing

Lawmakers from New York City pressed Con Edison President Tim Cawley on Tuesday for answers about two major blackouts — and some toyed with the idea that ...

August 12, 2019

In Speech, Gianaris Charts Progressive Path For Senate Dems

Deputy Senate Majority Leader Mike Gianaris, in many ways, has his feet in two worlds, straddling the establishment structure in Queens and embracing the ...

August 5, 2019

Sorry not Sorry (Podcast): To Impeach or Not to Impeach

Alyssa Milano is joined by John Bonifaz, an attorney who specializes in constitutional law and voting rights, and Renato Mariotti, a former federal ...

August 5, 2019

Can Michael Gianaris lead the revolution?

Michael Gianaris is aware of his surroundings. On a warm July morning at a café, just weeks after the end of a state legislative session that featured the ...

July 18, 2019

Don’t flinch, Democrats: Keep pressing a bold agenda in Albany and Washington

The Democratic Party is at a crossroads, and which path we choose to follow will dictate whether the American people will have the faith to place their ...

June 27, 2019

Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris Announces $20,000 for Immigrant Families Together

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris on June 24 announced $20,000 in funding for Immigrant Families ...

June 26, 2019

Senate Passes Gianaris’ Automatic Voter Registration Act

The NYS Senate majority passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CCPA) to address the ...

June 17, 2019

Gianaris, Who Helped Craft Legislation, Cheered Vote on Major Overhaul That Supports Tenants

State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, parts of Woodside, Maspeth ...

May 3, 2019

Michael Gianaris slams Board of Elections’ early voting plan

Albany — The New York City Board of Elections is coming under fire for its plans for the first ever early voting elections this fall ...

April 4, 2019

NY State Senator Michael Gianaris discusses how legislators plan to raise funds for mass transit

New York State Senator Michael Gianaris joins “Squawk Box” to discuss the New York state budget he just ...

March 22, 2019

John Legend & Michael Gianaris: How New York’s Bail System Makes Innocent People Less Safe

We all want to feel safe. People look to the criminal justice system to provide that feeling, but for many ...

March 16, 2019

Gianaris calls for hate-crime probe over homophobic sign in Queens subway station

State Sen. Mike Gianaris has asked Police Commissioner James O’Neill to open a hate crimes probe into ...

February 11, 2019

CAPITOL PRESSROOM with Sen. Mike Gianaris

Last week, reports surfaced that Amazon was beginning to worry about the political resistance to their ...

January 31, 2019

Gun control bills pass in legislature

A package of gun control bills passed the New York State Legislature on Tuesday. The wide-ranging ...

January 29, 2019

Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris, Senate Majority Stand up for Survivors, Pass Child Victims Act

ALBANY, NY – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris, along with the Senate Majority Conference, passed the ...

January 24, 2019

New state senators aim for early wins with old legislation

Not every state senator gets to start off a new legislative session by receiving a standing ovation, but that was the reality on ...

January 17, 2019

Amazon's New Office Propaganda Campaign Has Begun

The much-hyped "HQ2" is still a way off, but the tech goliath is already sending out fliers to quell the uprising ...

January 10, 2019

With the State Senate now ruled by Democrats, and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins the new majority leader, bills that had been

ALBANY — For years, the ways in which voters in New York have been stymied by the state’s antiquated voting laws have stood ...

January 3, 2019

Now’s the Time for Automatic Voter Registration in New York

Over the last several decades, 15 states across the country – both red and blue – have modernized their voting laws, including our neighbors ...

December 12, 2018

Democratic state senator blasts Amazon's HQ2 as a PR scam, saying 'New York fell for it'

New York struck a "bad deal" with Amazon to bring one of the tech giant's East Coast headquarters to Queens, New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris told ...

December 18, 2018

State Senator Michael Gianaris (r.) announces legislation to curb real estate inside information after reports say Amazon

A Queens lawmaker who has been out front in his opposition to the state and city deal that will bring Amazon to Long Island City since it was ...