Dean Skelos

Lawmakers Blast Gov Cuomo’s Budget Proposal

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is blasting a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would allow the governor to reallocate funding approved by the Legislature.

02/07/2012

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and St. Sen. Charles Fuschillo in front of the Tappan Zee Bridge - Tarrytown, NY - Jul 19, 2011 (credit: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880)

Lawmakers Come To Consensus: Tappan Zee Bridge Has Got To Go

On Tuesday, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino took State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Sen. Charles Fuschillo, the chairman of the transportation committee, on a tour of the aging Tappan Zee Bridge.

07/19/2011

Gay marriage NY

N.Y. GOP Senator: If Same-Sex Marriage Vote Held, Measure Likely To Pass

Lawmakers say it’s possible the Republican-controlled Senate could call a vote on the same-sex marriage bill just after midnight Friday morning.

06/23/2011

New York Senate

Wednesday Appears To Be D-Day For Gay Marriage In New York

The 32 Republicans meeting will decide, maybe as soon as Wednesday, whether to send a bill approving same-sex marriage to the floor for a full vote.

06/21/2011

Protesters for and against the same-sex marriage bill protest in the halls at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Monday, June 20, 2011. (credit: Hans Pennink/AP)

Religious Protections At Center Of N.Y. Senate Gay Marriage Debate

There was marriage drama in Albany on Monday. A high-powered meeting between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers, ended with same-sex marriage in New York still stuck at the altar.

06/20/2011

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Archbishop Timothy Dolan Continues Campaign Against New York Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The controversy surrounding same-sex marriage found its way into the prayer service at St. Patrick’s cathedral in New York City.

06/19/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo The New Face Of Gay Marriage Rights

As lawmakers continue to hash out a gay marriage bill in Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has become a prominent champion of legalized gay marriage, pushing his state into the center of the national debate over an emotional and divisive issue.

06/18/2011

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos  (credit: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images, FILE)

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos Says No Gay Marriage Vote Friday

The legislative session is still set for Albany to end on Monday. However, it could be extended for days or a week or even longer as issues such as rent control and property taxes remain unresolved.

06/17/2011

City Hall - New York, NY - Oct 23, 2008 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

NYC Clerk Prepares Gender-Neutral Marriage Forms For Possible Gay Marriage Legalization

The current form asks for one bride’s name and one groom’s name. The gender-neutral versions would allow each person to choose whether he or she is a bride, groom or spouse.

06/17/2011

View of the Senate Chamber during a session of the New York state Senate at the Capitol in Albany. (credit: AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Democrat-Led Assembly Passes NY Gay Marriage Bill; Measure Must Still Clear Senate

A critical vote by the state Senate could take place this week if the chamber’s Republican majority brings the measure to the floor.

06/15/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Legislature Can Veto Probes Under New Ethics Deal

The new ethics law agreement in scandal-scarred Albany includes a provision that would allow the Legislature to veto investigations of its own members within the same party. Good-government groups, however, said the overall proposal is still potentially a vast improvement.

06/07/2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Mike Groll/AP)

Sources: Governor Cuomo Strikes Ethics Deal With Albany Leaders

The tentative agreement, struck Thursday, was scheduled to be announced as early as Friday, three people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

06/02/2011

Gay Marriage (file / credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Believes NY Legislature Could Pass Gay Marriage This Year

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, closely allied with the Senate Republican majority that once blocked gay marriage, said he’s now optimistic it will be legalized in New York.

05/04/2011

New York State Legislature

Threatening ‘Time To Kill’ E-mails Sent To Many N.Y. Lawmakers

New York State Police are investigating threatening e-mails sent to a number of politicians, including Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

04/01/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo, Legislature Agree To Tentative $133B Budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sealing a deal with the Legislature on a tentative $132.5 billion state budget that would be historic for its spending cuts as well as its timeliness.

03/27/2011

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