Some of the dissent against the $9.9 billion borrowing bill came from members of the Legislative Black Caucus. Members made an impassioned plea for better representation and more diversity within the four-person panel that’ll decide how the money is spent. It hasn’t been specified, but Senate and Assembly leadership are expected to serve on it — that’s three white males and one woman.
Members in both houses tried to amend the bill requesting that Black and Latino lawmakers have a seat within the committee but that attempt failed. State Sen. Nia Gill was behind that push and talks to Senior Correspondent Briana Vannozzi.