Sen. Dean Skelos

Protesters Storm Sen. Skelos' LI Office Over Property Tax Program For WealthyProtesters want Skelos to stop letting multi-million-dollar condos, like those at the One57 building in Manhattan, get out of paying most real estate taxes while Long Islanders pay double or triple the amount.
Cuomo: Police, National Guard Patrols Stepped Up In NYC Area Amid Heightened Terror ThreatNew York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that National Guard troops and additional police officers at mass transit points and other sites in the New York City area – amid an increased threat of terrorist activity.
New York Legislature Passes Package Of Anti-Heroin BillsThe 11 bills target issues raised during testimony given by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers at forums held by a Senate task force, officials said.
City Council's Speed Limit Bill May Be Stopped In Its TracksState Sen. Dean Skelos said the City Council's measure to lower the speed limit to 25 mph might not come to the Senate floor for a vote.
Lawmakers Hammering Out Deal On Pre-K Funding For N.Y. State BudgetNew York state legislative leaders said Wednesday they were closing in on a deal to fund pre-kindergarten, and discussing a delay to Common Core academic standards as they tried to finalize budget bills this week.
Cuomo, Lawmakers Negotiate On Pre-K, Property Tax Relief For State BudgetNew York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders negotiated over property tax relief, charter schools and prekindergarten funding Monday – with a budget deadline looming in a week.
Battle Lines Drawn As Wild Day Of Universal Pre-K Debate In Albany LoomsSupporters of Mayor de Blasio's plan to tax the rich to fund universal pre-K and after-school programs demonstrated outside the Department of Education on Monday, giving a taste of what they plan to do Tuesday in Albany.
Skelos Confirms Proposal To Bring Casino Gambling To Long IslandNew York State Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) confirmed a proposal Tuesday to bring video slot machines to Long Island as part of negotiations to expand casinos.
State Senate GOP Calls Proposed Abortion Rights Expansion ExtremeRepublicans 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.
GOP, Independent Democrats Unite For State Senate MajorityFurious 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.”