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  • Foley: Getting Banking Committee post (Updated)

     
    Freshman Democratic state Sen. Brian Foley, assigned to head up the Ethics Committee in the first round of appointments when the Dems secured the majority last week, is now getting a little bit more of a plum assignment according......
  • State of GOP erosion: the bleak Senate view

     
    The 30-member state Senate GOP minority headed by Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) faces further erosion. Several retirements by GOP veterans are possible, and enrollment trends are turning some districts Democratic. If Democrats keep the house, they???ll...
  • Albany: Foley, Johnson both get EdComm assignments

     
    The new Senate Democratic majority announced committee assignments today. For the two LI representatives: Brian Foley, in addition to chairing the Banking Committee as previously announced, got a seat on education, commerce, higher ed, transportation,...
  • Sen. C. Johnson taps Brooklyn atty. as panel's counsel

     
    Roger Adler, former Brooklyn Bar Association president, becomes $69,000-a-year counsel to the Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee chaired by Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington). Fifteen years ago, Adler, who specializes in criminal...
  • Conservatives on WFP: 'Ultra-liberal,' 'On the march'

     
    Some of the loudest alarms at the state Conservative Party conference were sounded about the Working Families Party -- which is seen as playing the kind of ideological tail-wagging-the-dog role in the state Democratic world that the Conservatives have...
  • Paterson: Veto millionaires' tax?

     
    Gov. Paterson has been running a little hot and cold on tax-the-rich proposals -- opposing them for the record, but saying a tax hike is inevitable and suggesting he'd sign one in other comments that have been interpreted as......
  • 10 for Wednesday: Tim Not-so-terrific?

     
    Tim Geithner's big bailout plan was big, but reaction was "brutally negative" as markets dipped and pundits and legislators shook their heads over the lack of specifics. Wall Street executives (don't laugh) are going on an "image offensive" to......
  • E-Attacks: That evil Sen. Craig Johnson

     
    It is, perhaps, a mark of the frustration of the now-minority Senate Republicans that they have already -- just three months after the last election -- starting launching campaign-style fusillades at the Dems. Last week, Nassau Sen. Craig Johnson was........
  • Nassau expects state OK on tix surcharge, cig tax

     
    Nassau lawmakers, who made the rounds in Albany yesterday, are fairly confident the county will receive state approval to impose a new tax on cigarettes and a surcharge on traffic tickets. But they say Rochester Assemb. David Gantt (in......
  • Senate Democrats' pay scales up with majority

     
    NY 1 is broadcasting a story describing how, with the ascension to the majority, leading Senate Democrats gave out raises to staffers, on a par with what Republican equivalents were paid when they were in the majority. The salary......
  • Senate Dems: Taking their suburbanites for granted?

     
    Amid the current struggle at the state Capitol over a bad-news budget, could the new urban-dominated Democratic Senate majority leadership under Malcolm Smith be making the tactical mistake of taking the budget votes of Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington)...