Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos indicated today that he was open to a gradual increase in the state’s minimum wage, but was opposed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan that would increase it immediately from $7.25 to $8.75.
Cecilia Tkaczyk’s win changes everything and changes nothing for the balance of power in the Senate.
Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk will join the state Senate after election officials in Ulster County opened 90 ballots in her close race against George Amedore.
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.
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