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Gov. Hochul Signs Bill to Create Commission to Consider Reparations for Slavery in New York State

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law on Tuesday morning that will create a commission to consider reparations for slavery in New York State. The bill signing ceremony was attended by several state representatives, including Assemblyman Charles Barron, who sponsored the bill. Barron said the commission is a "step in the right direction" and that he hopes it will lead to more meaningful reparations for African-Americans. The legislation follows similar task forces in California and Illinois, and is part of a larger effort by states and towns throughout the United States to reckon with the country’s dark past.