Back when the news broke that Sen. Simcha Felder, a Brooklyn Democrat, would be caucusing with the Republicans this year, bringing them one step closer to maintaining control of the chamber, there was a lot of speculation over what, exactly, the newly-minted senator had received in exchange for switching sides.
New York Republican Chairman Ed Cox today released an “open letter” in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s third State of the State on Wednesday, knocking his lack of focus on unfunded mandates, tax reduction and private schools.
A state appeals court has ordered election officials to open 99 additional ballots in a close state Senate race, a move that has the potential to erase Republican George Amedore’s 37-vote margin of victory.
Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has just released a letter she sent to Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos on Friday, thanking him for meeting with her, and asking him to release the new senate rules today before they are put into effect on Wednesday when the chamber convenes.
Sen. Liz Krueger, whose Upper East Side Senate district is one of the wealthiest in New York, has teamed up with Democratic donor/New Roosevelt Initiative founder Bill Samuels to propose using cash generated by the proposed casino expansion to pay for a publicly-funded campaign system.
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