League of Conservation Voters backs Hinchey
Nick Reisman reports in New York State of Politics that after voting has already begun the New York League of Conservation Voters political action committee is starting a six-figure ad campaign for four Democratic incumbents in the state Senate, including Michelle Hinchey. Hinchey, an incumbent, is running for to stay in office against another incumbent, Republican Sue Serino, after redistricting threw them together in the 41st state Senate district. The New York League of Conservation Voters are also backing state Sens. John Brooks on Long Island, the Hudson Valley's James Skoufis, and John Mannion of central New York. “November’s elections are critical. We simply cannot hit pause on the progress we have made over the past four years and we cannot afford to roll back laws or investments. We need to maintain a strong, pro-environment majority in the state senate to continue our transition to a clean energy economy, safeguard the most vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change and pollution, and create green jobs,” said NYLCV PAC Senior Vice President Josh Klainberg. The group is also hoping voters back the $4.2 billion environmental bond act that is on the back of New York ballots this fall. Read more about this story in New York State of Politics.