Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie joins In Focus from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference in Brooklyn for this In Focus in Your Community special. As Democrats celebrate the Blue Wave that swept the House of Representatives, state and local legislators are focused on their own waves. Women and people of color have been elected, often in record numbers, to statehouses across the country. For Carl Heastie, who was the first African American Speaker of the New York State Assembly, the issues are clear: affordable housing, keeping crime levels down, and making the system work for all New Yorkers.
A New Dawn for New York's Assembly
By Spectrum News NY1 New York City December 2, 2018 @4:44 PM