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.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 22:29

Senate GOP Already At Odds With Stewart-Cousins

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Welcome to the fray, Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:35

Krueger Takes Credit For Stewart-Cousins

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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.

Monday, 17 December 2012 18:24

Cuomo: Gun Control A Federal Issue

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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.

Monday, 17 December 2012 18:18

The NRA’s Year In New York Political Giving

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The National Rifle Association, the nation’s largest gun lobby, donated a combined $21,000 to state legislative candidates and the Conservative Party — a far smaller amount than in the last election cycle that saw more than $100,000 pour in from the Viriginia-based group.

After winning enough seats to wrest the majority from the GOP hands, only to see it slip from his grasp thanks to six disaffected Democrats, Senate Minority Leader John Sampson now has another loss to contend with.

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