Just before signing off his show today, New York Post State Editor Fred Dicker threw cold water on one of Andrew Cuomo’s stated goals for this legislative year.
After rattling of a list of Cuomo’s goals, Dicker said, “The governor is also committed to same-sex marriage, but there is little I think he can do Read More
Michael Gianaris’ march to the State Senate seat vacated by George Onorato continues, now with an endorsement from former Councilman Eric Gioia (who I thought may be interested in running for the seat).
“We need a new generation of leadership in Albany, and that starts with Mike Gianaris,” said Gioia, in a statement from Read More
Incoming City Councilman Danny Dromm pointed out the irony that Hiram Monserrate, despite his recent legal trouble, was able to vote against the same-sex marriage bill.
Dromm, whose Jackson Heights district overlaps with Monserrate’s, told me: “Here’s a guy who was found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend, yet he takes a Read More
What an elected official does immediately after losing a primary is frequently a valuable clue as to what they plan to do in the future.
Case in point: Eric Gioia hammered away at Bill de Blasio for his ties to the Working Families Party, and ran several television Read More
ALBANY—The same two-part dance played out on the chamber floor just now as in recent days: two parties, two procedures. After that happened, Republicans walked out of the chamber and into an immediate conference.
But this time, double-flipping senator Pedro Espada Jr. remained alongside 30 other Democrats. (State Senator George Onorato has not Read More
Here’s another letter sent out from a state senator to constituents attempting to explain the embarrassing state of affairs in the Senate. This one is from George Onorato, a Democrat from Astoria.
From the letter:
On Monday, June 8th, as the State Senate began an historic end-of-session push to bring Read More
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said after meeting with undecided state lawmaker she feels “very optimistic” that same-sex marriage legislation will eventually pass.
In a brief telephone interview on her way back from Albany, Quinn told me she met with Democratic Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the Bronx and George Onorato of Queens, Republican State Read More
The groups opposing Eliot Spitzer’s health care plan are now using the governor’s approach to negotiating: publicly shame your local lawmaker. (Remember Spitzer’s trip to Syracuse?)
1199 and the Greater New York Hospital Association sent this personalized mailing to Queens residents, asking them to “Call State Senator George Onorato and ask Read More