How Albany Works
Around the 6:30 mark, Democratic State Senator Daniel Squadron questions why a series of local bills–ones that extend taxes in areas mostly represented by Republicans–are being sponsored by the Rules Committee, rather than an actual legislator.
“Common practice is that if a senator has a tax-extender in their region, they sponsor the bill,” Read More
In a union hall in Mineola this afternoon, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand waited in a backroom while her would-be challenger Jon Cooper–a Suffolk County legislator who was the last elected official to publicly consider running–announced that he won’t be going up against her in the Democratic primary next year. After Mr. Cooper’s speech, Senator Read More
ALBANY—Welcome to Albany, Jay.
Members of the State Senate held three hearings on the nomination of Jay Walder to lead the M.T.A.—this came on top of two hearings held downstate—and will consider his nomination on the floor. It looks like it will pass. But he still got the full treatment from some senators. Read More
–compiled by Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vielkind
ALBANY—The topic of not doing budget conference committees just came up on the floor of the State Senate, and Long Island's Carl Marcellino attacked the process thusly: "I contend that what we are doing to this budget process is what Client 9 did to that young lady in that hotel in Washington."
The video Read More
ALBANY—The topic of not doing budget conference committees just came up on the floor of the State Senate, and Long Island’s Carl Marcellino attacked the process thusly: “I contend that what we are doing to this budget process is what Client 9 did to that young lady in that hotel in Washington.”
The video Read More
ALBANY—Several Democatic state senators on the Environmental Conservation Committee have refused to sign a letter from Republican Senator Carl Marcellino calling for full funding of the Environmental Protection Fund because it contains a buried call to sink the proposed
Marcellino Letter to EnCon Committee
Advocates of legalizing medicinal marijuana in New York are now pinning their hopes on, of all people, conservatives.
Here's a pro-medicinal marijuana ad that appeared in a local Brooklyn paper this week, targeting Conservative-Republican state Senator Marty Golden, and featuring Joel Peacock, a member of the state’s Conservative Party.
The ad says that Peacock Read More
9 a.m. Quinnipiac University Polling Institute will release results of a poll asking New York state voters about 2008 presidential hopefuls.
9:30 a.m. Sen. Malcolm Smith kicks off a listening tour in Far Rockaway at the Rockaway-Inwood Ministerial Coalition, 2123 Birdsall Avenue; then moves on to Rockaway Childcare of Redfern, 1466 Beach Channel Drive, at Read More