New York State Senate

Skelos Survives Attempted Ousting By Democrats After ArrestThe lawmakers failed in an attempt Wednesday to force a vote on removing Senate Leader Dean Skelos of Rockville Centre.
Long Island AARP Members Head To Albany To Push For Care ActThe Care Act would ensure that families receive instructions from hospital staff on how to properly care for loved ones discharged to home.
Brooklyn Borough President: Include Female Voice In State Budget NegotiationsHe said not having a female voice in on the issues is an insult to the women of the state.
New Bill To Legalize Mixed Martial Arts Advances In N.Y. State SenateThe fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York state -- the last state to prohibit cage matches with small gloves -- has resumed with a state Senate committee advancing legislation.
NY Senate Democrats Look To Cap Outside Income For LawmakersUnder the proposal announced Monday, lawmakers could make about $12,000, or 15 percent of their base salary of $79,500, in outside income.
Bratton Wants Stronger Penalties For Resisting ArrestThe police commissioner made his comments during a public hearing with members of the state Senate.
If Lawmakers Don't Act, Rents Could Rise In NYCThe laws governing the rent paid by more than 2 million New York City residents are due to expire June 15, and state lawmakers are preparing for what could be a bruising debate over whether to renew, strengthen or weaken them.
De Blasio Warns Senate Republicans: Get On Board My Agenda, Or ElseA crushing Election Day defeat has sent Bill de Blasio on the warpath.
NY Voters To Decide On Digital LegislationThe change is expected to save millions of dollars in printing and many trees.
In Tactical Move, Long Island Pol Who Dropped Out Of Senate Race Might Run For JudgeDavid Denenberg, who has served as a Nassau County legislator since 1999, said Wednesday that if he happened to win the judgeship, he would not accept the position.
Avella Defeats Former Comptroller Liu In State Senate PrimaryNew York State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) defeated former New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu in the Democratic primary for the state's 11th Senate District Tuesday night.
Breakaway Democrats Might Dissolve Coalition With NY Senate RepublicansSenate Co-Leader Jeff Klein said Wednesday that his four-member Independent Democratic Conference will work to form a new coalition with traditional Democrats in the Senate.