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Ruben Diaz

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  • Albany: How about a "Gang of Long Island"???

     
    Democratic Senators Ruben Diaz, Pedro Espada, Carl Kruger and -- until recently -- Hiram Monserrate have done a pretty good job since election day of getting attention with their threat of withholding their votes from the Dems when the......
  • 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:......
  • Senate 'Gang of 3' have the courage of their acquittals

     
    Despite past differences among them, the so-called "Gang of Three" Democrats who have withheld support for Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) as majority leader share at least one other thing - clean criminal records. And this hasn't always been for lack......
  • Senate GOP: How desperate is Dean?

     
    Well, we joked about it earlier, but the answer is pretty desperate. How do we know? Well, first there's this report on Capitol Confidential, that the Senate GOP has advised staffers that it expects to lose four out of......
  • President Malcolm? A few details.

     
    The deal to give Dems control of the Senate has only been confirmed by one side so far -- Malcolm Smith's side, and not the Gang of Three. (Although Liz Benjamin here seems to have it from Pedro Espada). And......
  • Smith is looking like a majority leader but details hazy

     
    This just sent us by James T. Madore in Albany: State Senate Democrats reached a deal with three of their reluctant members that appears to pave the way for Sen. Malcolm Smith to become majority leader next month. Smith......
  • Senate: Johnson gets Govt Ops, Foley gets Ethics

     
    Apparently, a deal is done with the Gang of Three, and Malcolm Smith issues a press release declaring himself Senate Majority Leader and Dems as the majority party for the first time in 43 years. The deal lets Carl Kruger......
  • Senate Votes to Expel Convicted Lawmaker

    Senate Votes to Expel Convicted Lawmaker
    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...