Now that Jose Peralta is moving to the State Senate, his Assembly seat will be up for grabs, which, notably and not really surpisingly, Hiram Monserrate has made noise about running for.
Can Monserrate win Peralta’s seat?
A breakdown from yesterday’s election seems to suggest not. The Senate district that resoundingly rejected Monserrate yesterday Read More
ALBANY—Once again, it looks as if Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is setting himself up as a compromise broker, this time on the issue of school governance.
He presented a middle-way plan last night–not unlike the way he positioned himself during his attempt to break a deadlock on a plan Read More
ALBANY—An expected $24.6 billion in stimulus money for New York State in the next two years isn't making David Paterson's job any easier, and is intensifying pressure from interest groups who now believe that the governor is making cuts even where they could theoretically be plugged with federal money.
The groups Read More
Council member Melinda Katz, a candidate for city comptroller, is having a June 19 fund-raiser that will showcase strong support from black and Latino lawmakers.
The elected officials on the host committee for the event include Yvette Clarke, Jeff Aubry, Jose Peralta, Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Maria Baez, Helen Foster and Read More
Will Governor David Paterson be able enact the agenda of State Senator David Paterson?
I asked Assemblyman Jeff Aubry of Queens if he thought, for example, that Paterson would act to reform the Rockefeller drug sentencing laws, which Aubry tried to do, unsuccessfully, under Spitzer. (As Senate Minority Leader, Read More