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Black lawmakers started getting elected to the state Legislature in the 1960s, but the General Assembly has been mostly composed of white lawmakers. Next year, at least 83 of the 236 members will be nonwhite.
The Business Outlook Survey found that 75 percent of respondents believe that the state’s leaders have fallen short in improving affordability for businesses; 82 percent said the state is somewhat unaffordable for companies.
  • House Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, on the eve of the Democratic party meeting, regarding his nomination to leadership on Nov. 30 to replace Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The internal caucus votes on Jeffries and other top leaders were unanimous. Jeffries will be the first Black American to lead a major political party in Congress. (Associated Press — Nov. 30, 2022)