ALBANY—Malcolm Smith spoke first at a press conference announcing Democrats had regained control of the fractured State Senate, but the amigos spoke the longest. And the message was clear: They're in charge.
"The four amigos stand here once again today, proud and tough, supporting our communities, but most importantly, in friendships Read More
John Sampson is the favorite to replace Malcolm Smith as Democratic leader in the State Senate, enjoying the support of a growing number of his colleagues and the blessing of the Conference of Black Senators. Which means that, depending on the outcome of the ongoing struggle for control of the Read More
ALBANY—Reproductive rights? Tenant protections? Greater access to health care? Forget about it this year, and all bets are off for next year.
"For the broader progressive agenda, insofar as the Democrats have lost their majority, it's on hold," said Gabriel Sayegh, a project director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
His group's major Read More
ALBANY—The pressure mounting on State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. coincides with a push by tenant advocates to have his chamber adopt various measures to strengthen tenants' rights. They're not exactly sympathetic to his situation.
"Obviously Pedro's in trouble, and he's in trouble in the long range," said Mike McKee, treasurer of the Tenants Read More
On the afternoon of April 4, the Dunkin Donuts by Kings Highway and Ocean Avenue in South Brooklyn had some out-of-neighborhood guests. A collection of 15 or so volunteers and tenant advocacy organizers were grouped around tables, taking marching orders from Giti Dadlani, an organizer with the group Tenants and Neighbors.
As confused Dunkin Read More