Speaker Heastie announces leadership for new legislative session


With a new state legislative session comes a new leadership team. 

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a Bronx native, announced new leadership positions and committee chairs on the first day of the 2023 session, which began on Jan. 4.  

The speaker said he plans to focus on two primary areas this session, with the help of the leadership team. 

“The two biggest challenges I think that we face right now is affordability, and the fact that even though statistically New York state is one of the safest states when it comes to crime, people don’t feel safe,” Heastie told the Bronx Times in an interview. 

More from Around New York