The Assembly just passed Sheldon Silver’s bill to extend mayoral control of public schools in New York City.
Eighteen members voted no. They were:
Alan Maisel, Hakeem Jeffries, William Colton, Jim Brennan, Peter Abbate, Nick Perry, Annette Robinson, all of Brooklyn; Jeff Aubry and Mark Weprin–who is running for City Council–both from Queens; Read More
Assemblyman Jonathan Bing of Manhattan's East Side just endorsed Richard Aborn for Manhattan district attorney.
Bing joins Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell of the West Side, who is also supporting Aborn.
The statement from the campaign, quotes Bing saying Aborn "has a vision to revitalize the office to ensure that Assistant District Read More
Manhattan District Attorney candidate Richard Aborn, who has the backing of former police chief Bill Bratton, picked up the endorsement today of Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell, a leader in the LBGT community.
“When it comes to which person will crack down on crime while protecting civil liberties and defending progressive Read More
The Assembly will debate a gay marriage bill today, according to the bill's prime sponsor, Danny O'Donnell of Manhattan.
"That's right," he told me. "I'm a little nervous."
He said that the bill was reported out of the judiciary committee yesterday "with no negative votes by the Democrats," but he stopped short of making any Read More
Now that Eliot Spitzer has made his initial push for same-sex marriage, the next logical step would seem to be for him to begin lobbying Democrats in the legislature to get on board. Interestingly, there is little expectation among even the most fervent supporters of a gay marriage bill that he's going to do Read More
On one of the last nights he would spend wondering whether his political plans and ambitions would be put on hold, Daniel O’Donnell made his way from his law office in the Ansonia building to a meeting of the Broadway Democratic Club in Morningside Heights. He has been president of the club for a year Read More