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  • More on Bruno going: Will there be white smoke too?

     
    State Senator Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) was selected as Republican leader nearly three weeks ago. But his predecessor???s name remained on doors to the leader???s ornate office in the Capitol until today. At 4:30 PM, a workman was seen......
  • As fiscal austerity looms, Skelos faces special pressure

     
    Already scrambling to salvage Republican control of the State Senate, Majority Leader Dean Skelos faces added political pressure - now that Gov. David A. Paterson has demanded immediate action to avert a fiscal crisis. Skelos, as the state power......
  • Spitzer reach-out was more like a grilling: Sen. LaValle

     
    Among a cache of Choppergate-related documents released today by Albany District Attorney David Soares is a revealing e-mail from then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer???s chief-of-staff Richard Baum to the governor on July 3, 2007 ??? days after a critical story in......
  • On eve of endorsements, NYSUT slams Senate tax vote

     
    Three days ago the Republican-run state Senate voted 38-20 to limit to four percent the annual increases in the tax amount homeowners pay toward school budgets. Today, representatives in the 600,000-member New York State United Teachers ??? which has........
  • Troopergate testimony: Bustin' a move

     
    We tire of chewing Troopergate cud, and yet, there was something ambiguously arresting about the August 2007 testimony of Gov. Eliot Spitzer's state police liaison William Howard in Albany County District Attorney David Soares' probe, explaining an e-mail...
  • Top guns in state Senate struggle take off the gloves

     
    The State Senate???s top party leaders have begun slugging it out in public. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today criticized Democratic leader Malcolm Smith for allegedly threatening lobbyists at a fundraiser last week. Smith,...
  • RNC: Star of NY show, George Pataki? Is he back-ie?

     
    Declaring vigorously, "I'm back!" - but just to promote GOP candidacies - former New York Gov. George Pataki made himself the rhetorical surprise of the day as he drew an effusive reaction from the state delegation and stumped with a......
  • Joe The Plumber

     
    Say, it ain't so. ANOTHER Joe? This Joe, I swear, is Michael Chiklis. And if he's not Michael Chiklis, he should be Michael Chiklis. And what timing: The finale of "The Shield" is just a few weeks away. Amazing,......
  • Albany: GOP will probe Paterson topper O'Byrne

     
    Albany bureau chief JT Madore provides this update on the politics surrounding Paterson top aide Charles O'Byrne's failure to pay his state and federal taxes for five years: Observers of state government can be forgiven for feeling like they???re......
  • Skelos: No midyear school cuts

     
    The fabulous Melissa Mansfield of our Albany bureau reports that Republican Senate Majority (for now) Leader Dean Skelos has pretty much ruled out the midyear school aid cuts proposed by Paterson Wednesday in remarks following an evening GOP confab:......
  • "Mr. Albany" pays a call on 'Fix-Albany' Suozzi

     
    ???Always be closing,??? the overbearing Alec Baldwin character urges salesmen in the film version of David Mamet???s ???Glengarry Glen Ross.??? Joseph Bruno, the former state Senate majority leader, has been closing deals for decades in a mix of private....