In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.
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.
Cherkasky was appointed by Gov. David Paterson in 2009. The agency later recommended $90,000 in civil penalties against Paterson for soliciting and accepting Yankees baseball tickets before belatedly paying for them.