The pro-marriage equality group Fight Back New York is out today with the findings from a crowd-sourcing project devoted to digging up dirt on anti-gay marriage state Senator Ruben Diaz.
Among the items available at truthaboutdiaz.com include the fact that:
- Diaz was investigated by the FBI
- Diaz was arrested for possession of heroing Read More
State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. was not kidding about voting “No” on the budget extender.
In debate in the Senate Chamber this evening, Diaz made very clear he would not vote for an emergency bill that contains cuts, making it look like Democrats, with a slim control of the Senate, will need Republicans for every Read More
Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr., who has made a career of giving his Democratic colleagues more than a little agita, put out a statement that seems to blame Governor David Paterson’s low-wattage campaign kick-off on…his support for gay marriage, which did not pass the legislature last year.
“Where is the gay community Read More
ALBANY—The State Senate’s four amigos will meet for lunch today, to discuss anything and everything.
“We’re going to be discussing everything. Everything! The agenda for next year.” Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. told me by phone this morning, after his office put out an advisory that the meal would be taking place–at the Nautilus Diner Read More
Here are a few events happening around the city today…
Ruben Diaz Jr., Ruben Diaz Sr., and Marcos Crespo will hand out school supplies at 3 p.m. in the Bronx.
Later, the trio holds a holiday party on Bronxdale Avenue.
And Margaret Chin has an inauguration ceremony at Jing Fong Restaurant at Read More
ALBANY—State Senator Darrel Aubertine seems okay with the idea of Republicans taking the chairmanships of several committees—even if it’s one he currently controls.
“There have been some discussions internally about the possibility of expanding senators’ roles in decision-making in the Senate; just being more inclusive and making sure everyone has a seat at the Read More
ALBANY—John Sampson and Dean Skelos, the leaders of their party’s respective conferences in the State Senate, met this morning to discuss the prospect of Republicans taking over the chairmanship of several committees, a Democratic spokesman said.
“Because the discussions are still ongoing, I cannot confirm the members of the committees,” said Austin Shafran, the spokesman, 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—State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. has a message for Assemblyman Jose Peralta: “There’s a saying in Puerto Rico: if you have glass windows, don’t throw stones.”
I called Diaz to ask him about a column this morning by Juan Gonzalez which said Peralta had steered over $500,000 to a dubious non-profit organization with ties Read More
ALBANY—Does anyone like this deficit deal? Anyone?
Below are the roll calls from the State Assembly, where a measure to offer amnesty to delinquent taxpayers passed with only two dissenters—Republicans Jim Hayes and Will Barclay. The two other bills comprising the deficit reduction plan passed 106-32, largely, though not completely, along party Read More