The state legislative races on November ballots can be like the filet of sole on a steakhouse menu — not what most people are looking for. Yet, though the governor’s race, and even congressional races, will draw the greatest interest on Nov. 6, elections for the New York State Senate are unusually important this year and deserve New Yorkers’ full consideration.
Democrats are in solid control of the Assembly, but Republicans control the Senate by one seat. By that diaphanous margin, Republicans have helped stymie progress on women’s rights, ethics reform, rent regulation, gun safety, voting rights and more.
Instead of compounding New Yorkers’ troubles, their legislators could be pushing back as Republicans in Washington try to take away reproductive...| read more ››