New York State Senate
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.
New Yorkers long fed up with the behavior of politicians in Albany were expected to get a chance to tweet their opinions on a myriad of bills aimed at cleaning up state government.
Democrats in New York’s Senate say election records show they received 240,000 more votes than the Republicans in the 2010 elections, proving the GOP majority must embrace nonpartisan redrawing of election districts — again.
The New York Senate’s new Republican majority has given committee chairmanships to three Democrats who split earlier from their party’s main caucus.
The cap would hold state spending to 2 percent of growth a year.
Already charged in a federal fraud indictment, the former New York state Senate Democratic leader and his son could also soon be facing charges of tax evasion.
Joseph Bruno’s lawyers made the request with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan. The 81-year-old Bruno was sentenced in May to two years in prison for his conviction on two federal fraud counts.
Some of the Long Island candidates admitted they expected their races to be close.
Go ahead. Talk about how young State Senator-Elect David Carlucci is.
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