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New York Legislators to Pass Bill Creating Reparations Study Commission



Slavery remained legal in New York until 1827. And even after that, it remained closely tied to the institution when it continued to exist in southern states.

By Bill Mahoney,

06/06/2023 Photo: Christopher Griffith

ALBANY, N.Y. — State legislators plan to pass a bill this week to create a commission tasked with studying the history of slavery and racial discrimination in New York and recommending possible reparation payments, three individuals familiar with talks said.

“We have a two-way agreement. We’re confident that we’re going to pass the bill,” Assembly sponsor Michaelle Solages (D-Nassau County), said in an interview with POLITICO.


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