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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is seen at Gracie Mansion - New York, NY - Jun 17, 2010 - Photo: Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Historic House Trust of New York City

Koch: GOP Senate Punts On Redistricting Reform

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch said the state Senate’s Republican majority was “dishonorable” for putting off the critical redistricting reform they promised in last fall’s election.

03/01/2011

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State Says Most NY Schools Have Funds To Cover Cuts

A state report says as many as 74 percent of school districts outside NYC appear to have enough funds in reserve to pay for the historic aid cuts proposed by Gov. Cuomo.

02/09/2011

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Skelos Pledges To Block Congestion Pricing

With an old proposal back with a new name, a powerful New York State lawmaker is pledging to block it’s revival.

01/28/2011

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NY Senate Democrats Get Chairmanships

The New York Senate’s new Republican majority has given committee chairmanships to three Democrats who split earlier from their party’s main caucus.

01/26/2011

New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

Gay Marriage Supporters Plan New Vote In NY Senate

The Empire State Pride Agenda said their count after the November elections shows a net gain of two votes for gay marriage. The group also notes Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos has promised to bring the issue to the floor again.

12/17/2010

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