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This Year, Elect Climate Champions for a Change


Assemblywoman Anna Kelles provides a short course on positive climate action in Albany 2024 is just one month old, but my work in Albany is in full swing. I count myself among the many who feel the gravity and responsibility to act in this most crucial time. There is the sense of that old quote, “There are decades when nothing […]

A Year in Albany: Our freshman state senator assesses her first year in office, and looks toward 2024


When you elected me to be your State Senator, I promised to prioritize the needs of working families in my district and to always lead with the well-being of the people first and foremost in my mind. As I reflect on my first term in the State Legislature, I am proud to say I’ve upheld that promise. I am running […]

Reader of the PACs: Political Action Committees ain’t what they used to be. The differences shed light on an upcoming House rematch


Remember Pac-Man? During the 1980s it was impossible not to know about him. Even holdouts who never fed dimes to video games were familiar with the pizza-mouthed character whose goal was to gobble dots while avoiding ghosts. Times have changed. Today, PACs are something different: funding aggregators gobbling up dollars from many contributors—including unidentifiable ghosts—and using them to influence voters. […]


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