In the spring, after bitter negotiations, lawmakers in Albany approved a temporary fix for the M.T.A.’s budget gap, preventing the “doomsday” scenario the agency had warned against.
Well, doomsday is back. The M.T.A. is proposing the same set of cuts, and could approve them as soon as next week if Albany doesn’t race into Read More
Here’s State Senator Martin Dilan of Brooklyn, outside City Hall this afternoon after endorsing City Council candidate Maritza Davila.
I asked him for an update on the Senate leadership situation.
“Malcolm is the leader of the Democratic conference. I expect that he will continue,” Dilan said. “But as you Read More
The out-of-power State Senate Republicans are apparently betting that some of their Democratic counterparts, with the help of YouTube, will serve as the best advertisements for the idea of returning them to majority control.
Here’s a clip, posted by NYSSenate2009, of State Senator Martin Dilan, a Democrat from Brooklyn, admitting that Read More
Malcolm Smith is downplaying a Post story saying that his conference was prepared to gut mayoral control and recommend reconstituting the Board of Education to oversee the city's public schools.
Smith's spokesman, Austin Shafran, emailed this statement from Senator Martin Dilan, chairman of the committee that produced the report containing the recommendations: Read More
City Council member Martin Dilan, who leads the delegation from Brooklyn, is having a fund-raiser tonight at the Woolworth Kitchen Tower.
He's one of the youngest people to ever lead a borough delegation, but he's also one of the 38 people that'll be term-limited come 2009.
The money being raised tonight will go to Read More
Here are state Senators Jeff Klein and Marty Dilan at Federal Hall yesterday, announcing results of a study Klein conducted showing that 90 percent of public colleges “failed to send students voter registration materials in the mail.”
In a public statement about the report, Klein‘s office said, “Of private schools, only 50% made Read More
A reader passes on word that Malcolm Smith, the Queens state senator who is agressively campaigning to become the next minority leader, scheduled a press conference yesterday with senate members — but abruptly cancelled it. A sign, perhaps, that Smith doesn’t have the votes he thought.
Smith’s spokeswoman said no such meeting was planned or Read More
Azi reports the announcement of another strategic Queens-Brooklyn Democratic alliance, this time in support of Martin Dilan for Senate Minority Leader.
How does this affect the odds? And who, at this point, still has a realistic shot?
– Josh Benson
UPDATE: A supporter of another aspiring minority leader emailed to suggest that it’s Read More