New York State Senate
Republicans in the New York State Senate have slammed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to expand abortion rights as an extreme measure from what they call the radical left.
Under the proposal announced by Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos, new laws would impose tougher prison sentences for illegal gun possession, using illegal weapons for crimes or taking them on school property.
In about a month, the task force will put out a report on what needs to be done to help the residents. The lawmakers said that includes fighting insurance companies on behalf of homeowners.
Under the senate deal, the position of temporary president of the senate will alternate between the Republicans and the five-member IDC every two weeks.
The members of the task force will tour and hold hearings in damaged communities across the New York metropolitan region.
Furious Democrats who won a majority of seats in the New York State Senate have called a deal among Republicans and five Democrats to control the chamber a “coup.”
Senate Republicans and the Independent Democratic Conference on Tuesday struck a deal to take control of the Senate in an unprecedented power-sharing deal.
New York State Senator-elect Simcha Felder is a Democrat, but has decided to serve with the Republican conference when his term begins.
In Albany, the fight for the New York State Senate was too close to call early Wednesday, hours after the polls closed.
They already make more money then lawmakers in 47 other states. And now New York State’s part-time legislators are reportedly trying to give themselves a big raise.
State lawmakers have made a tax cut deal reality. Albany lawmakers passed a bill that cuts taxes for the middle class but makes millionaires pay a whole lot more.
David Tyree, best known for his astounding helmet-catch for the Giants in Super Bowl XLII, is railing against same-sex marriage and warning of “anarchy” if the measure is approved.
The Democrats will need to persuade the Senate’s Republican majority that the proposals will work if they are to become law. The jobs bill is being introduced with just nine days left in the scheduled legislative session.
The New York Senate has confirmed Benjamin Lawsky, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan and Cuomo’s chief of staff, is the first superintendent of the Department of Financial Services. He was a special assistant to Cuomo as attorney general.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he doesn’t want to bring a bill to legalize gay marriage to a floor debate and vote in the state Senate unless he’s certain there are enough votes to pass it.