Grayson In, Blakeman Out on Port Authority Board

More than six months after Governor Paterson announced his nomination, the state Senate Republicans on Monday night approved former Koch deputy mayor Stanley Grayson to take a seat on the Port Authority’s board of commissioners.

The Senate, led by Long Island-based Republican Dean Skelos, sat on this nomination and even confirmed another Port Authority nomination—of Fred Hochberg—before acting yesterday. The confirmation forces out another Long Island Republican, Bruce Blakeman, a Pataki appointee to the board.

A spokeswoman for the Senate majority said that the Senate confirmed Mr. Grayson yesterday. Marisa Lago, CEO of the Empire State Development Corporation, was also confirmed.

Grayson In, Blakeman Out on Port Authority Board