If Republican George Amedore prevails in the ongoing ballot count against Democratic candidate Cecilia Tkaczyk, the coalition of the Independent Democratic Conference and Senate Republicans would be “irrelevant” to a Democratic takeover of the chamber, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Talk-1300 interview.
ICYMI: Newly-elected Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins was in Albany yesterday to meet with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and assure him that her conference plans to work together “as partners” with their fellow Democrat in the coming legislative session.
Welcome to the fray, Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
A conversation with Mayor Matt Ryan of Binghamton NY who says he wants to see further studies on the fracking issue before it is implemented. He talks about what he has learned about the ramifications of fracking in Pennsylvania and what he thinks the social and enviromental impact fracking will have in Binghamton. No matter what side you are on, Mayor Ryan's comments are enlightening
Sen. Liz Krueger is the first to release a statement on the ouster of Sen. John Sampson from the minority leader’s post by Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, taking some credit in the process for assisting the Westchester County lawmaker in her second successful attempt at defeating former GOP Sen. Nick Spano in 2006.
With gun control legislation a possible deal breaker for the state Senate majority coalition, Gov. Andrew Cuomo today called gun control a “fundamentally” federal matter, but said states can provide help to stem gun violence.
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