| Jun 15, 2009
| 4:30 PM
Heading into Monday's crucial court hearing, prospects were larger in the Great Senate War for an even 31-31 split between the major party caucuses. If that happens - now or later in this once-in-a-lifetime drama - the bizarre question......
| Jul 20, 2009
| 4:30 PM
When Gov. David A. Paterson recently replaced June O'Neill as Democratic state chairman with Nassau Chairman Jay Jacobs, you could have guessed that AG Andrew Cuomo wasn't going to be crazy about the pick -- if you assume the template......
| Oct 29, 2009
| 6:13 AM
With the month-long summer coup and assault conviction hot on their minds, the Queens Democratic Party seem to have had enough of State Senator Hiram Monserrate's theatrics.
The party, along with the endorsement of its leader Representative Joseph...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 9:33 AM
Queens Senator Hiram Monserrate has been sentenced to three years probation on a charge he brutally attacked his girlfriend.
Friday's sentencing also included 250 hours of community service and 52 weeks of domestic abuse counseling. An order of...
| Jun 10, 2009
A Republican coup in the state Senate, helped along by one Democrat with legal troubles and another who violated election laws, paralyzed the chamber on Tuesday.
Democrats vowed to fight back, possibly with a lawsuit, but the new leaders said the...
| Jun 11, 2009
The new majority allegiance in the New York State Senate held a brief session Thursday, however nothing came from it as one of the key senators walked out. Senator Hiram Monserrate of Jackson Heights, one of the two Democratic senators who helped...
| Jun 12, 2009
| 3:02 PM
To say this was a chaotic week at the State Capitol in Albany would be an understatement. It was a week like no other: historic, stunning, shocking. A revolt - a coup d'état - in the Senate threw the state into turmoil and paralyzed the government...
| Jun 20, 2009
Gov. David Paterson has appointed two statesmen to mediate the power-struggle that has lead to the deadlock in the New York State Senate. Paterson announced Saturday, that former Lieutenant Gov. Stan Lundine and former State Sen. John Dunne will act as...
| Jul 9, 2009
| 2:14 PM
Senator Pedro Espada, one of two lawmakers whose switch to the Republican camp sparked the current Senate stalemate, has returned to the Democratic fold, ending the month-long crisis in Albany, officials confirmed Thursday.
Espada, who met with Sen. John...
| Jul 10, 2009
The stalemate in the New York State Senate ended on Thursday as Bronx Senator Pedro Espada returned to the Democratic conference. The move by Espada gives Democrats a 32-30 majority for the first time since the June 8 coup where both Espada and Senator...
| Dec 29, 2009
| 3:13 PM
A New York Senate committee met Tuesday to decide whether a state senator convicted of assaulting his girlfriend should remain in office.
The special committee adjourned into an executive session without announcing its decision on the fate of Sen....