ARTICLE: NYS Senate Democrats claim majority, Kenneth Lovett, Daily News

By Kenneth Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief, Nov 6, 2018

After years of attempts, the state Senate Democrats claimed clear control of the chamber, giving the party a clean sweep of state government for the first time in a decade.

The victory is also a historic one as it means Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will now become the first black woman—and the first woman, period—to lead a majority legislative conference.

She will now be one of the leaders negotiating the budget and key pieces of legislation with Gov. Cuomo....

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