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Spin CycleTaxpayer-paid mailings from Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) arrived in his district just this month, boasting that he???s ???Delivering for the Five Towns.??? Question: Could a Democrat in the Senate -- or for that matter a...
Spin CycleMadore passes along a statement from Dean Skelos reacting to O'Byrne -- but also suggesting that Paterson is now in the crosshairs: "As word of O???Bryne???s departure spread through the Capitol, but no official announcement had been made, Senate......
Spin CycleTwo days before a hotly contested national and state election, the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce annual dinner was the scene of uncommon mutual expressions of admiration between Democrats and Republicans, Newsday's Sid Cassese informs us. He files this.....
Spin CycleAt least one high-ranking Republican official was more than peeved that two nights before an election that threatens to blow up the GOP's last bastion of state power -- the Senate majority --Sen. Alfonse D'Amato was raising big bucks for......
Spin CycleDan Janison reports from the Rockville Centre Republican Club, where GOP Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is hidden away and the vibe is glum. Perhaps funereal. Some people are tearful, some are hugging each other. With Caesar Trunzo and Serph......
Spin CycleA little more than four months into his tenure as one of Albany's ruling troika, Senate GOP leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) lost his statewide majority on Tuesday to the Democrats when colleagues Serphin Maltese of Queens and Caesar......
Tags: West Hempstead, Valley Stream, Mississippi, Crimes, Fires
Spin CycleAlbany bureau chief Madore reports: Gov. David A. Paterson slammed the so-called ???Gang of Three??? Democratic state senators on Tuesday, accusing them of ???selfishness.??? The senators - incumbents Carl Kruger of Brooklyn and Ruben Diaz Sr. of the...
Tags: Ruben Diaz, Crimes, Carl Kruger, Executive Branch, Government
Spin CycleThe 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:......
Spin CycleThe speculation about Hillary Clinton becoming Secretary of State has spawned contingent speculation about who Gov. Paterson would appoint to replace her in the Senate. Albany bureau chief Madore checks in with three prospects, and finds no takers: "Three...
Spin CycleFor the record, the political narrative from the Skelos camp about the special session now ended is that the Senate Republicans (now in apparent lame-duck majority mode) came away with a vow from the governor to come across with......
Spin CycleSen. Carl Kruger of Brooklyn (who in photo seems to be shifting to the right before our eyes) is one of the three Democrats counted by the camp of GOP Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) as potentially putting him......
Tags: Election Day, State Budgets, Society, Parliament, Carl Kruger
Spin CycleThe reviews were not very good for the Senate Republicans' performance in submarining the special session last week to close the budget deficit, and offering no meaningful alternative to Gov. Paterson's proposed workforce, health and school aid cuts. Late...
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