| 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....
| Jan 12, 2010
| 9:39 AM
Legislative officials say a special New York Senate committee is recommending either censuring or expelling Sen. Hiram Monserrate following his misdemeanor assault conviction last year.
The officials are familiar with the report and spoke on condition of...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 8:44 PM
The New York Senate voted Tuesday night to expel a senator convicted of a misdemeanor charge of assaulting his girlfriend, a resolution the lawmaker assailed as an injustice to the people who elected him.
The Senate voted 53-8 to oust Sen. Hiram...
| Mar 9, 2010
| 3:11 PM
Disgraced Senator Hiram Monserrate, who was expelled from the state Senate last month after being convicted of a misdemeanor assault on his girlfriend, announced that he wants his seat back.
The embattled Democrat launched his election campaign Tuesday...