Brian Foley’s Father Passes Away, Maybe Impacting Thursday Session

ALBANY—There's news from Suffolk County that John J. Foley, the father of State Senator Brian Foley, has passed away. He was 90 and had been struggling with illness for several months.

Funeral arrangements have not been publicly announced. The State Senate is scheduled to return to session on Thursday; the younger Foley is one of 32 Democrats in that chamber. If he is unable to attend and vote, it's doubtful that some of the more controversial items on the Democrats' agenda will pass.