2011The Suburban Report
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy wasted little time in locking in four of the five companies he promised would bring the state more jobs under his so-called “First Five” plan, an initiative launched this year with the intention of luring new companies to the Constitution State with incentives.
Queens home sales dropped 27.2 percent from the fourth quarter of 2006 to the fourth quarter of 2007, according to a new report from brokerage Prudential Douglas Elliman and research firm Radar Logic. Sales also dropped from the third quarter 28 percent, suggesting that the largely suburban borough is mimicing much of the nation rather Read More
Governor Eliot Spitzer has a secret plan to shrink Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver into obscurity. It starts with a Democratic takeover of the State Senate.
The first step, according to a senior official in the Spitzer administration, will be an attempt to compel vulnerable Republican Senators to defect to the Democratic minority by threatening them Read More
A Democratic source in Nassau just told me that the local Democrats have settled on North Hempstead Town Clerk Michelle Schimel to replace Tom DiNapoli in the Assembly.
– Azi Paybarah
Norman Adler thinks that in light of the race in Nassau — in which Eliot Spitzer engineered the vacancy of a Republican seat and then propelled a Democrat to victory — the state Senate Democrats are basically the governor’s to do with as he pleases.
“Of course they sided with him,” said Read More
The bloodletting has begun in the wake of the Maureen O’Connell loss in Nassau’s special election earlier this week. The defeat was a result, according to the New York Log Cabin Republicans, of the Conservative Party’s “agenda of division and hate.”
In a letter to Conservative Party state chair Michael Long, David Verchere Read More
Here are a couple of visible reminders (from this morning) of the upcoming special election for the Yvette Clarke council seat.
While this race has gotten relatively little attention — compared with, say, the $5 million special Senate election in Nassau this week — it has, at least, prompted a number of influential Read More
Joe Bruno’s upbeat message this morning after losing a seat in Nassau:
“We still have the Majority in the Senate and our conference
will go forward, strong, united and committed to ensuring accountability,
providing checks and balances and delivering results for our constituents.”
His full statement is after the jump.
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I caught up with Republican state Senator Frank Padavan on his way into session in the capitol just a moment ago and asked him about what the Senate Republicans will do now after losing the seat in Nassau.
“We continue to do what we think is right for the electorate,” he said. Read More
Despite all the finger-pointing and charges of voter suppression, there were no complaints made about yesterday’s special election in Nassau to the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District, a spokesman at the office told me via email late yesterday.
There was plenty of last minute legal maneuvering on the Read More