A Hopeful NY Primary Result: Monserrate and Espada out of the race

Kimberly writes: The quote I found for the voting results is from the NY Daily News: Bronx voters send state Sen. Pedro Espada packing; Hiram Monserrate loses Assembly bid… The quote I found for background comes from NY1:

Today is the Special Election in the Monserrate “case”

KW: If you live in, or who have friends who live in, the 13th NY Senatorial District (in Queens, NYC, NY), please tell them to get out and vote. Today is the day that they hold the election in the district of  (former?) NY State Senator Hiram Monserrate, the one who was convicted of assaulting […]

NY State Senate votes to expel Monserrate (after assault conviction)

There are two places to find excellent coverage of the NY State Senate situation. One is at Elizabeth Benjamin’s political blog at the Daily News. (Great blogging, though you have to register to be able to comment.) Benjamin points out, that this was “the first time a sitting lawmaker was ousted from his seat in […]

NY State Senators prepare to expel Monserrate…

(excerpt from) City Hall News Senators Prepare to Expel Monserrate Regardless of Committee’s Findings A Senate panel mulling the fate of Hiram Monserrate, who was convicted in November of misdemeanor assault [in a domestic violence scenario with his girlfriend], has completed four marathon sessions, pored over thousands of pages of documents and reviewed hundreds of […]

Joe Bruno indicted: List of corruption in Albany…

A story at Elizabeth Benjamin’s Daily News blog showed that Former State Senator Joseph Bruno was convicted of 2 of 8 counts. – Kenneth Lovett of the Daily News did an interesting recap on disgraced elected officials in Albany: (excerpt from) The Daily News Joe Bruno, Eliot Spitzer and Alan Hevesi all part of club […]

Which 8 Democrats voted against same-sex marriage?

2011 Update: Shortly after 10:30pm EST on June 24th, the New York State Senate passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage! This time, only one Democrat voted against it. Story at onthewilderside: here. ______________________________ Original, 2009 post: (excerpt from) Time Union Gay rites still illegal Same-sex marriage bill weighed for the first time in the state Senate […]

Late morning update: NY State Senate battle

Elizabeth Benjamin has posted late morning updates on her Daily News political blog: here. Some important items from her list: Governor Paterson has called press conference at 12:30pm (topic not announced)

Tom Golisano thinks domestic violence charges are a “personal issue”

re: Tom Golisano and his cohorts in the coup to take over the NY State Senate You know, Tom Golisano has exposed himself, more than he could ever imagine. Because, he is part of a group of people who just do not get it. Golisano is now being clear that he thinks that charges of […]

This Long Islander ain’t gonna profit from the Albany coup

Kimberly writes: Newsday reported that “Long Island would benefit from State Senate GOP takeover.” Who are they to say? Though, unfortunately, the Newsday pronouncement has been taken as a fact and re-reported in various venues. Who in Long Island will truly benefit by two corrupt elected officials, joining with the Republican Party, to steal power […]

Best blow-by-blow of NY State Senate takeover

Frid. June 12th, late morning: Judge tells both sides to work it out, court date set for Monday before Republican Coalition scheduled to meet. Story and links: here. Thurs. June 11th, late morning: As per Daily Politics blog, the Republicans got inside the chamber, made speeches, did not vote on anything and left. Also, I […]