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State Senate Democrats are out with a release today blasting Republican lawmaker Greg Ball for holding a hearing which they claim is designed to “isolate and villify Muslims.”
The hearing, called “Reviewing our Preparedness: An Examination of New York’s Public Protection Ten Years After September 11″ will be held Friday at 250 Broadway in Manhattan Read More
College students who held a mock session in the state Senate chambers this weekend proved they have the whole routine down pretty well.
The CUNY and SUNY students debated the redistricting bill that narrowly passed the Republican-controlled State Senate. Mirroring the real-life debate, students representing Republican districts controlled the chamber, and pushed for a constitutional Read More
Libya: “United States is moving swiftly to hand command to allies in Europe, American officials said.” [NY Times]
Libya: Editors question leadership and “objective” of the mission there. [NY Times]
Libya: “[T]he nations have not really defined what they hope to achieve.” [David Brooks]
Libya: Editors say Read More
Republicans are still expected to try ousting Democratic State Senator Kevin Parker of Brooklyn, but at least he avoids jail time. Today, he was sentenced to three years probation for assaulting a New York Post photographer back in May 2009. The DA who tried the case, Dan Donovan of Staten Island, “applaud[ed]” the Read More
Brooklyn State Senator Kevin Parker is slated to be sentenced at the Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday.
Parker was found guilty of two misdemeanors in December for assaulting a photographer from the New York Post.
He faces up to a year in jail, but if he is sentenced to prison time he is Read More
At the Stonewall Democratic Club last night, I ran into State Senator Eric Schneiderman, who is running for attorney general in part on his ability to take on the wrongdoing in Albany.
I asked him about State Senator Kevin Parker, a fellow Democrat who had a volatile outburst at a recent hearing Read More
State Senate Minority Leader, Dean Skelos, is criticizing the latest comments by Democratic State Senator Kevin Parker, who called another Republican state senator a “white supremacist” on a radio show this morning.
Fun stuff, even by Albany standards.
Where it gets more interesting, I think, is Parker’s impact on another colleague: Eric Schneiderman. Read More
ACORN is gone.
Bloomberg 2012 may be gone.
Karim Carama sizes up Paterson.
Paterson didn’t talk to Rahm about running.
David Paterson, on rumors: “[I]t’s even unfair to Attorney General Cuomo to raise his name here, because I don’t want him to be put Read More
ALBANY—Assemblyman Peter Abbate walked out of the member’s lounge in his chamber and tried to snag a seat on a bench when someone asked him what was going on.
“Nothing,” he replied.
It’s a classic hurry-up-and-wait situation here at the Capitol. The Assembly was scheduled to go into session at 3 p.m. I saw Abbate Read More
ALBANY—Here’s the final roll call on State Senator Kevin Parker’s “better schools act,” which failed last night by a margin of 40-15.
Acting on the bill was basically a shot at Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Here’s what Bloomberg had to say this morning on his weekly radio show on WOR:
There were 15 people last Read More