ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo plans to name an April 24th particular election to fill 11 vacant seats within the state Legislature — together with two key state Senate posts.
An administration supply confirmed Tuesday that Cuomo will schedule the election for the final Tuesday in April.
Progressive activists had been urging the governor to name the elections earlier than the state’s March 31 funds deadline.
The legislative seats had been left vacant after their earlier occupants gained election to different workplaces final 12 months. Democratic victories in each Senate races would give the occasion — as soon as once more — a numerical majority within the GOP-controlled chamber.
A reunification plan not too long ago agreed to by the mainline Senate Democrats and the breakaway Unbiased Democratic Convention, which shares management of the Senate with the GOP, is contingent, partly, on the Democrats successful each vacant seats.
“I look ahead to electing Democrats to each open seats and eventually giving New York voters the functioning Senate Democratic Majority they’ve repeatedly voted into workplace, but been denied,” stated Senate Democratic Chief Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Westchester).