Day 3: These Hunger Strikers aren’t Paid Lobbyists — But Albany Can’t Tell the Difference
ALBANY — “They are putting every barrier in our way to not have to face us directly and look us in the eye and then make an unconscionable decision. This is Albany at its worst,” said Amy Cohen.
MAP QUEST: See Exactly Why Sammy’s Law Would Be So Crucial for the Boroughs
Ironically, one of the most dangerous roadways — East Gun Hill Road — is in the district of the Assembly Speaker who reportedly opposes Sammy's Law.
Hunger Strike Day 2: Gov. Hochul is ‘Sympathetic,’ But Won’t Pressure Heastie on Sammy’s Law
The governor expressed sympathy for the mothers who are holding a hunger strike to protest the Assembly’s inaction on Sammy’s Law — but she declined to condemn the body's leader, Speaker Carl Heastie.
‘Sammy’s Law’ Hunger Strike Begins at State Capitol
Two mothers whose children were killed by reckless drivers have begun a hunger strike that they'll continue until Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie passes a long-stalled bill that would allow New York City to set its own speed limits.
Supporters of Sammy’s Law Rally Heastie and Share Frustrations About Assembly’s Inaction on Speed Limit Reduction
"Every time we go to Albany, they tell us to our faces, 'Yes, of course. we support Sammy's Law, but now they don't want to have to put their vote on record. We need to see their faces, which is why we are demanding that the Speaker bring this to a vote," said Fabiola Mendieta-Cuapio.
Monday’s Headlines: All Eyes on Carl Heastie Edition
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has a real chance to do the right thing this week — the last of the legislative session until next January. Plus other news.