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  • Give Skelos tactical credit for helping sow Dem chaos

     
    Say what you will about how Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos wasted time and money on trying to recapture Craig Johnson's seat, did not marshal an urgent message to voters on Election Day about checks-and-balances, is on the verge......
  • Albany, Take 2: Malcolm says LI will be happy

     
    Sen. Malcolm Smith, the presumptive leader of the Senate Dems' presumptive new majority, threw some press noses out of joint earlier Monday by walking out of a press conference. So he returned for a second appearance this afternoon and......
  • Sen. C. Johnson waxes upbeat on committee post

     
    Despite earlier expectations that in the transition from a GOP to a Democratic majority he might get the Health Committee (that went to Tom Duane of Manhattan), Sen. Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington) just expressed enthusiasm for his new role......
  • 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......
  • Cashing in on Dem control: LI's gotta buy Shelter?

     
    Newsday's Eden Laikin reports that the Democratic ascendancy in NY' s state Senate this week coincides with the formation of a new Democratically-connected lobbying firm on LI that -- for a price -- could replace some of the influence......
  • Malcolm: Last stop, Long Island

     
    Having paid his respects upstate and in NYC last week, new Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith finally gets around to visiting Long Island, next week. Message, anyone? Albany Bureau Chief Madore reports: "Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith plans to.......
  • 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...