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12/17/2018 Industry News
New NYS Senate Committee Chairs

Incoming NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins recently announced the new chairs of all the Senate committees.

Three committees in particular that Eastern Contractors Association keeps an eye on include Labor, Environmental Conservation and Finance. Here's a look at the incoming chairs for each of those committees:

• Jessica Ramos from Queens, Labor; she beat incumbent IDC Democrat Jose Peralta. A strong union advocate, Ramos worked with Build Up NYC to fight for construction, building and hotel, and maintenance workers in New York City from 2014 to 2015. Ramos also worked with a local chapter of the Social Service Employees Union from 2008 to 2011 and a regional branch of the Service Employees International Union from 2011 to 2014, where she helped building maintenance workers, office cleaners and public schools cleaners win contracts that protected their rights, wages, and benefits.
• Todd Kaminsky, Environmental Conservation; former assemblyman who won the seat formerly held by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
• Liz Kruger from Manhattan, Finance; she has been the ranker on the Committee; first elected to the New York State Senate in a Special Election in February 2002.

For a look at all of the incoming chairs, click here.