From the Morning Memo:

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins today will be in Syracuse, an upstate city where Democrats have sought to make in-roads for the Legislature.

Stewart-Cousins’s stops will include a trip to the future home of the Onondaga County STEAM School, a roundtable discussion with local elected officials and remarks to a meeting of the Democratic Rural Conference at night.

Accompanying her on the trip will be Syracuse Democratic Sen. Rachel May, who defeated Sen. David Valesky, a member of the Independent Democratic Conference, in a primary last year.

“Education is the great equalizer in our society and the new Onondaga County STEAM School will be an amazing asset for a new generation of Central New York students,” Stewart-Cousins said in a statement.

“I commend Senator Rachel May on her leadership and advocacy for the new STEAM School in Onondaga County as well as for the entire Syracuse Surge initiative. With leaders like Senator Rachel May in the Senate Majority, we will continue to improve the economic strength and quality of life for Central New York communities.”

The upstate swing for the Yonkers Democrat comes as lawmakers are on a two-week break from Albany following the passage of the state budget.