The five members of the Independent Democratic Conference met this afternoon with Gov. Andrew Cuomo to discuss what conference leader Jeff Klein called a ”comprehensive” proposal to combat gun violence
In his “What You Should Know” column yesterday, the email blast authored by state Sen. Rubén Díaz, Sr. the Bronx senator ticked off his top ten wishes for the New Year, a list that jabs at everyone from the Senate Independent Democratic Conference to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But Díaz directed his most inflammatory statement at Sen. Malcolm Smith, who recently defected from the Democratic conference to join the IDC, writing that he wishes, “For Senator Malcolm Smith, to find another minority to join him in order for him not to be the only Uncle Tom in the house.”
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.
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.
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