The Daily News reported last week that Charlie King, a former state Democratic official, is creating a statewide committee designed to advocate for Gov. Cuomo’s agenda this year.
The Committee on Social, Racial and Economic Justice will push for 10 proposals that Gov. Cuomo outlined in his State of the State address, including: raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour; enacting a paid family leave law; investing $20 billion to address affordable housing and homelessness; providing $100 million to convert failing schools into “community schools” that offer a range of services; enactment of criminal justice reforms; passage of a state DREAM Act; and expanding the Urban Youth Jobs Program.
According to the report, the group’s leadership has not decided yet whether it will register as a Super PAC, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money, or as lobbying group.