ALBANY—State Senator Martin Malave Dilan, the chairman of that body’s transportation committee, is angry that the M.T.A. didn’t say anything about its sudden $343 million deficit sooner.
“It is an affront to our burgeoning partnership, often discussed in previous months, to exclude us from this critical information,” Dilan wrote in a letter Read More
ALBANY—Malcolm Smith is supposed to leave the top post in the State Senate with the New Year. But nothing in the chamber is ever that easy.
Smith, a Queens Democrat who was
“He’s like an ambassador for the State Senate,” said his spokesman, Austin Shafran. He added that Smith and Sampson “have an outstanding Read More
ALBANY—Can you think of anything more politically safe than supporting a law that cracks down on drunk drivers, especially in the wake of tragedy?
But somehow, the New York State government couldn’t get it together to do so during yesterday’s special session.
David Paterson included in his special session Read More
ALBANY—Regardless of what David Paterson thinks, State Senator Martin Malave Dilan pledged to go ahead with hearings on a plan to fund roads and bridges upstate.
"Instead of a five-year transportation capital program, Governor Paterson saw fit to release his take on the plan while simultaneously striking it down and placing Read More
ALBANY—What about that road and bridge plan?
Republicans blasted Democrats for not including a plan to fund road and bridge projects upstate when they passed a bailout for the M.T.A., and have since asked where things stood.
State Senator Martin Malave Dilan, chairman of the chamber's Transportation Committee, said he was dismayed that Read More
ALBANY—Welcome to Albany, Jay.
Members of the State Senate held three hearings on the nomination of Jay Walder to lead the M.T.A.—this came on top of two hearings held downstate—and will consider his nomination on the floor. It looks like it will pass. But he still got the full treatment from Read More
ALBANY—Democrats controlling the State Senate have pared down their agenda for tomorrow's session.
Four bills were removed from the rules calendar, according to spokesman Austin Shafran, after Republicans "expressed to us that they would not be supporting them" and Democrats, without Senator Brian Foley, won't have the 32 votes needed to Read More
CHESTERTOWN—Key state senators say the nomination of Jay Walder to lead the M.T.A. will likely be considered when the legislature reconvenes this fall–after hearings.
State Senator Martin Malave Dilan, chairman of the chamber's transportation committee, said he will likely hold a hearing, and said State Senator Bill Perkins is planning to do the Read More
ALBANY—Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott said that conversations with Democrats in the State Senate over school governance legislation are ongoing, but that representatives of New York City do not want to sign off on any chapter amendments or any kind of memorandum linked to a chapter amendment, as was proposed this morning. Read More
ALBANY—Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott said that conversations with Democrats in the State Senate over school governance legislation are ongoing, but that representatives of New York City do not want to sign off on any chapter amendments or any kind of memorandum linked to a chapter amendment, as was proposed this morning.
Which means that Read More