The Child Poverty Reduction Act (S2755C/A1160C) is an ambitious piece of legislation with a goal of cutting child poverty in half over the next decade.

Kate Breslin, president and CEO of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, spoke with Capital Tonight host Susan Arbetter about the legislation, which earlier today passed the state Senate with a bipartisan vote of 61 "yes" to 2 "no" votes.

“The bill would create an advisory body that would gather data and share it publicly and make recommendations about how New York can address child poverty,” Breslin explained.

The legislative session is due to end on Thursday.