June 27, 2017
The lawmaker stuck with the slowest MTA buses in New York is hoping to shine a light on shoddy service.
June 21, 2017
The Child Victims Act will not be voted on this legislative session, despite a monumental push from survivors and lawmakers, and even a program bill from Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan confirmed to reporters yesterday that the bill was done for the year. “It’s under discussion, but the senate is not going to be taking that bill up,” he said.
- June 12, 2017
December 18, 2016
Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn in as president yet, but a New York Democrat already wants to make his reelection more painful.
Force presidential candidates to release their tax returns: After Trump, New York must set a new standardDecember 18, 2016
The 2016 presidential election cycle may go down in history as a breaking point for American political normalcy. Over the course of his trajectory from an upstart challenger in a crowded Republican primary to a belligerent and divisive presidential candidate to a President-elect who is surrounding himself with extremist elements of the right wing, Donald Trump has obliterated many of the political norms that Americans had taken for granted.
December 18, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump refused to release his tax returns during the campaign and there is no sign that he will, ever. He broke longstanding tradition and set a terrible precedent for future presidential candidates.
Legislative Gazette -- Sen. Hoylman urges NY to follow the lead of Massachusetts and ban wage history questionsAugust 02, 2016
Responding to the far-reaching equal pay law signed into law this week in Massachusetts, Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, is calling on the New York State Legislature to pass his bill that would prevent employers from asking about an applicant’s wage history as a condition of employment.
Bill S.6342/A.5982 — sponsored by Hoylman and Assembly Member Marcos Crespos — would help close New York’s gender gap by preventing employers from requiring a wage history as a requirement for an interview, application, or as a condition for accepting a job.
NY Daily News -- ‘Look back’ window crucial for child sex abuse victims to revive their cases and gain closure as adultsMay 20, 2016
A colleague put me in touch with a man — I’ll call him Dan — who wanted to speak to me because he'd heard I was sponsoring legislation in Albany with Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to bring justice to survivors of child sexual abuse.
Dan had been an excellent student in high school — top of his class, star athlete and bound for the Ivy League.
Professionally, he had soared too, until recently. Dan was depressed, lost his job and facing eviction because he couldn’t make the rent. His life had spun out of control, but he couldn't figure out why.
May 10, 2016
Dozens of child sexual abuse survivors from across the state descended upon the state capital last week to share with lawmakers their personal stories and the dire need to reform New York’s outdated statute of limitations for the crimes committed against them.
Unfortunately, their bravery seemed unappreciated by some who unceremoniously turned them away.
It wasn’t the first time that these survivors were ignored by the powerful. Hopefully, it will be one of the last.
NY Daily News -- New York's outdated statute of limitations robbing child sex abuse victims of justiceMarch 30, 2016
The story that a Long Island foster parent allegedly got away with abusing children for two decades should make our blood boil. The question remains: Is Albany going to do anything about it?
Tragically, reports of child sexual abuse are familiar New York headlines. At the Horace Mann School in the Bronx, a recent report identified more than 60 former students abused by more than 22 employees since the 1960s. At Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, famed football coach Philip Foglietta was accused of abusing more than 10 students during his 40-year tenure.