ALBANY—The State Senate's
Austin Shafran, a spokesman for Smith, said that a bill will be introduced Wednesday, and a vote will take place next week.
Counting Padavan as a "yes" and Foley and Johnson as "no," and assuming all the other Democrats will vote yes (everyone I've seen has said they will, but Read More
ALBANY—The State Senate’s bipartisan Temporary Committee on Rules Reform and Administration voted, with Republicans abstaining, to adopt a report calling for several reforms of the chamber.
“I’m disappointed, to tell you the truth,” State Senator John Bonacic, the Republican co-chairman of the committee, said. “We’ve made turtle steps, and we can go brag about Read More
ALBANY—The State Senate's bipartisan Temporary Committee on Rules Reform and Administration voted, with Republicans abstaining, to adopt a report calling for several reforms of the chamber.
"I'm disappointed, to tell you the truth," State Senator John Bonacic, the Republican co-chairman of the committee, said. "We've made turtle steps, and Read More
ALBANY—The State Senate, under Democratic control for the first time in four decades, has marked another milestone: the first time an African-American woman has presided over the chamber.
State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins gaveled the body into session around 3:15 p.m., and senators debated several resolutions and housekeeping procedures. Since the Democrats took the Read More
The communications director for freshman state Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Westchester is leaving his job for a position on Dennis Kucinich’s presidential campaign.
Tom Staudter, who formerly wrote about music, just sent out an email announcement:
Serving three remarkable political leaders like John Hall, Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Dennis Kucinich in Read More
The Times Union offered a gift of sorts to Democrats in the state Senate queasy about voting to allow illegal immigrant to obtain a driver’s license. By reporting on the technological difficulties some DMV machines have in detecting phony documents, senators can now, legitimately, say they oppose the plan because the technology Read More
Here is an an internet-only ad from the state Senate Republicans attacking Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat in Westchester. I'm not sure exactly what the message is — it's not particularly specific, unless there's some embedded subtext that's just going over my head. Your more enlightened interpretations are welcome.
UPDATE: A Republican source says the Read More
And so now New Yorkers hunker down for six long, luxurious and surely uninterrupted years of being represented in the United States Senate by Hillary Clinton.
Under house arrest within New York State, she spent much of the final week of her Senate re-election campaign looking as if she were running for mayor of Tinytown. Read More
Writing in today’s Times, Jonathan Hicks hit on the curious indifference some Democrats have exhibited towards their party’s razor-thin loss to Republican state Senator Serph Maltese in Queens.
The theory behind the lack of interest is that Maltese enjoys good relations with his Democratic counterparts that has somehow tempered their enthusiasm for ending Read More
With 100% of precincts reporting, unofficial results have Andrea Stewart-Cousins beating incumbent Westchester state Senator Nick Spano: 41,369 to 39,224.
Kos sums up the conflicted attitude some Democrats and liberals are having today.
The American Prospect is overjoyed with this year and sees better days on the Read More