We have reported before on how California and New York are racing to expand their powers to create mini-CFPBs in their states, or maybe maxi-CFPBs (here).  It’s clearer now how former CFPB leaders continue to move from DC to the states.  Last year, former CFPB director, Richard Cordray, “resurfaced” in Sacramento to help birth Gov. Newsom’s proposal to expand the state’s financial authority.  Now, we see that New York is hiring former CFPB leaders.  Yesterday, NYDFS Superintendent, Linda A. Lacewell, announced that “Leandra English, the former Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has joined the executive team at the Department of Financial Services (DFS) as Special Policy Advisor. This appointment strengthens the mission of the Department to protect and empower New York consumers as Washington continues to roll back on consumer protections.”