Thursday, June 11th morning update: Senate Coup

Around 9am, this just in at Daily News blog: …Attorneys representing the apparently deposed majority leader [Malcolm Smith] are right now in court in Troy, according to Smith spokesman Austin Shafran with whom I spoke very briefly this morning… …Apparently, what the Democrats are seeking is for a judge to declare that Smith is still […]

Watching the process: Chance to hear oral arguments about immigration issue controversy from Suffolk County Legislature

KW: One of the leftover proposals from the spell of anti-immigrant legislation that was bubbling in the Suffolk County Legislature is the bill IR1105, which will receive a day in court this Friday. See information below. Video from the time the bill was being proposed is at the bottom of this post. And, also, for […]

NY State Budget passed in same, old way…secretive

KW: It is funny, some of my colleagues were lobbying and sending press releases to ask the Governor and state leaders to do this and that. It seemed like empty work to me – begging the powerful for more money for one’s own pet projects. But, I couldn’t think of what the alternate position was. […]

Rally and public speaking at Suffolk County Legislature: Marcelo Lucero and Immigration Issues

KW: Today, Tuesay, December 2nd, I attended a morning vigil and rally to honor the life of Marcelo Lucero and to discuss ways that the government could have done and could do things better in regards to tolerance in Suffolk County. After the rally, many immigration activists spoke in the public portion, with various tributes […]

Immigration Rally @ Suffolk Legislature 12/2/08

Rally at Suffolk Legislature Tuesday Dec. 2 at 8:30am Long Island Immigrant Alliance is urging all people concerned about the hate killing of Marcelo Lucero to go to the Suffolk Legislature Tuesday morning December 2 at 8:30AM to speak out against the Legislature’s role in fostering a climate of intolerance.

One Party System: Reps and Dems fail to run against each other

(excerpt from) Ballot Access News Republicans, Democrats Fail to Run Against Each Other in 39.5% of State Legislative Elections This November October 24th, 2008 One of the scandals of elections in the United States is that the Democratic and Republican Parties field so few nominees for state legislative posts…(rest of story at BAN here.)

Spraying in Nassau: Groups express concern to Legislature

(excerpt from) Newsday.com Nassau lawmakers to hear about spraying concerns BY WILLIAM MURPHY 7:44 AM EDT, September 15, 2008 Breast cancer groups and environmentalists were expected to tell Nassau County legislators Monday morning about their concerns with last week’s aerial spraying against the West Nile virus over a large section of the county.

Tues. Sept 16th: Immigration Policy Day at Suffolk Legislature

Building an Island of Opportunity: Long Islanders Take Action on “Immigration Policy Day”

David Lussier update

Our Green in Albany did not end up with a win. Here is a brief report from the state web-site: David Lussier News: November 15th, 2007 After recanvassing, Dave Lussier – Green Party candidate for Albany County Legislature – fell short of winning by 11 votes (he was up by 5 on election night). http://www.lussierforleg.com/

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