Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) opened the 2018 Legislative Session last Monday by announcing the Assembly Majority’s legislative priorities, which include criminal justice reform; state support for education; the DREAM Act; and gun control.  (Read the text of Speaker Heastie’s floor statement here.)

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) laid out the Assembly Minority’s legislative priorities, which include addressing the state’s infrastructure crisis impacting New York City subways, roads and bridges statewide, and the deterioration of the mass transit system; reducing the financial burdens Albany places on residents, businesses and municipalities; implementing reforms to improve transparency and accountability in state-run economic development programs; combating the growing opioid crisis; providing financial assistance to those burdened with student loan debt; and addressing Albany’s corruption issues. (Watch his floor remarks here.)