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About NY onAir

This New York onAir hub supports its citizens to become more informed about and engaged in federal and state politics while facilitating more civil and positive discussions with their representatives, candidates, and fellow New Yorkers.

  • New York onAir is one of 50 state governance and elections hubs that the US onAir Network is providing to reinvigorate our imperiled democracy.
  • Virginia onAir is US onAir’s model of how a state’s onAir Council and curators can enhance a state Hub with fresh Top News and state legislature content, moderated discussions, and production of zoom aircasts with committees, interviews and debates with candidates, and presentations.

For more information  about the many opportunities to learn about and engage with this New York onAir hub, go to this US onAir post on the US onAir central hub.

Our two minute vision video about the US onAir network is below.

Streaming onAir

NY Gov. Cuomo holds COVID update
March 26, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysQiNEFyZvg

Montana government livestreams

https://www.nyassembly.gov/av/live/

Upcoming Livestreams
None scheduled

Recent livestreams:

Senate Committee aircasts

These aircasts will be focused on the recent activities of House committees during the 2021 General Assembly. Committee chairs will host these aircasts with members of their committees and their invited audience.

Aircasts are Zoom meetings with a host, featured guests, and an online audience livestreamed to the public and archived as YouTube videos in this Hub and YouTube channel.

Here is an example an aircast on a state committee (Virginia).

House Committee aircasts

 

These aircasts will be focused on the recent activities of House committees during the 2021 General Assembly. Committee chairs will host these aircasts with members of their committees and their invited audience.

Aircasts are Zoom meetings with a host, featured guests, and an online audience livestreamed to the public and archived as YouTube videos in this Hub and YouTube channel.

Here is an example an aircast on a state committee (Virginia).

 

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New Yourk News

Cuomo signs bill legalizing adult-use, recreational marijuana in New York
Politico, Shannon YoungApril 1, 2021 (Short)

New Yorkers aged 21 and older can now legally possess and consume cannabis.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday morning to legalize adult-use, recreational cannabis in New York and create the country’s second-largest recreational marijuana market.

With the governor’s endorsement of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, which cleared the Legislature late Tuesday, New York officially joins 16 other states, including New Jersey and Massachusetts, that have embraced full legalization. More than two-thirds of the northeast’s 56 million residents will live in states that have legalized recreational cannabis, ramping up pressure on Washington, D.C., to ease federal restrictions on the drug.

“This is a historic day in New York — one that rights the wrongs of the past by putting an end to harsh prison sentences, embraces an industry that will grow the Empire State’s economy, and prioritizes marginalized communities so those that have suffered the most will be the first to reap the benefits,” Cuomo said in a statement issued after he quietly signed the bill.

Andrew Giuliani, a special assistant in the Trump White House and son of Rudy Giuliani, is mulling a run for governor of New York next year.

In an interview with the conservative-leaning Washington Examiner, Andrew Giuliani said he’s “heavily considering” running against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been battered by a series of controversies — including allegations of sexual harassment made by several women.

Giuliani said that he thinks Republicans — who last won a New York gubernatorial contest in 2002 — have a “very, very real chance to win” and that he would have the best shot “outside of anybody named Trump.”

2021 Legislature

Cuomo signs bill legalizing adult-use, recreational marijuana in New York
Politico, Shannon YoungApril 1, 2021 (Short)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday morning to legalize adult-use, recreational cannabis in New York and create the country’s second-largest recreational marijuana market.

With the governor’s endorsement of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, which cleared the Legislature late Tuesday, New York officially joins 16 other states, including New Jersey and Massachusetts, that have embraced full legalization. More than two-thirds of the northeast’s 56 million residents will live in states that have legalized recreational cannabis, ramping up pressure on Washington, D.C., to ease federal restrictions on the drug.

“This is a historic day in New York — one that rights the wrongs of the past by putting an end to harsh prison sentences, embraces an industry that will grow the Empire State’s economy, and prioritizes marginalized communities so those that have suffered the most will be the first to reap the benefits,” Cuomo said in a statement issued after he quietly signed the bill.

The New York State Legislature consists of the two houses that act as the state legislature of the U.S. state of New York: The New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly. The New York Constitution does not designate an official term for the two houses together; it says only that the state’s legislative power “shall be vested in the senate and assembly”. Session laws passed by the Legislature are published in the official Laws of New York. Permanent New York laws of a general nature are codified in the Consolidated Laws of New York. As of January 2021, the Democratic Party holds supermajorities in both houses of the New York State Legislature, which is the highest paid state legislature in the country.

Legislative elections are held in November of every even-numbered year. Both Assembly members and Senators serve two-year terms.

In order to be a member of either house, one must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the state of New York for at least five years, and a resident of the district for at least one year prior to election.

The Assembly consists of 150 members; they are each chosen from a single-member district. The New York Constitution allows the number of Senate seats to vary; as of 2014, the Senate had 63 seats. As of 2009, the New York State Legislature had 2,700 employees, more than any other state legislature except for the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Voting in New York

Federal & state elections on the ballot: US Senator, 26 US House members, Governor, and State Senate and Assembly members

Ballot measures: New York Environment and Climate Change Projects Bond Measure

The New York State Board of Elections oversees all New York elections.

2022 Elections

Andrew Giuliani teases possible New York gubernatorial run
Politico, Nick NiedzwiadekApril 7, 2021 (Short)

Andrew Giuliani, a special assistant in the Trump White House and son of Rudy Giuliani, is mulling a run for governor of New York next year.

In an interview with the conservative-leaning Washington Examiner, Andrew Giuliani said he’s “heavily considering” running against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been battered by a series of controversies — including allegations of sexual harassment made by several women.

Giuliani said that he thinks Republicans — who last won a New York gubernatorial contest in 2002 — have a “very, very real chance to win” and that he would have the best shot “outside of anybody named Trump.”

Covid-19

NY Gov. Cuomo holds COVID update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysQiNEFyZvg

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