October 22 - Election Preview
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) vowed to reintroduce legislation to codify abortion rights into the Empire State constitution within 30 days of the start of the next legislative session. Cuomo has pushed similar legislation since 2014. The latest version was endorsed in the Assembly last January, but the measure died on a 32-31 vote in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Cuomo essentially acknowledged that a new measure’s success will depend on Democrats taking control of the Senate.
“This November, we are going to take back the state Senate and we are going to protect women’s rights to make their own decisions about their body and their health by codifying Roe v. Wade into state law within the first 30 days,” he said. (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK GOVERNOR’S OFFICE, LOHUD.COM)