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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 CycleHere's an update on Albany's masters of disasters from Melissa Mansfield: State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) announced that he is ceasing negotiations with the Gang of Three, saying that ???civil rights??? (i.e. same-sex marriage) should not be part....
Spin CycleThe 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...
Spin CycleThe Working Families Party is taking the budget battle to the home turf of State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith of St. Albans. And they???re pitching it as a matter of life and death. A doorknob flier being distributed ???......
Tags: Personal Income, State Budgets, New York, Politics, Government
Spin CycleJust as toxic assets sparked a global banking crisis, recent financial scandals are prompting political campaigns to shed potentially toxic contributions. Fraud charges swirling around Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford last week drew attention to his...
Spin CycleState Senate Democrats appear to have punted on reforming the Rockefeller Drug Laws. After a contentious closed-door meeting, the senators have decided to fold the issue into a budget bill to be considered next week. Democrats have a one-seat......
Spin CycleState Senate Republicans may throw a wrench in Democrats??? plans to quickly pass a new state budget before the April 1 start of the fiscal year. Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) said Monday night that Republicans would......
Spin CycleCertain portions of the business class and Manhattan-based car-haters won't give up in the view of citizen activist Henry Stern, former city parks commissioner and councilman, who says of the prospect of tolls at the East River and Harlem......
Spin CycleSenate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) has waded into today's Brookhaven special for supervisor, with an eleventh-hour $10,000 donation. The contribution, dated March 27, came from the Malcolm A. Smith for New York committee. It showed up on....
Tags: Brian Foley, New York, Malcolm Smith
Spin CycleFellow Senate Democrats discussed possible defense aid for Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst) -- an ex-cop who long ago left the NYPD on a mystery psych ruling -- now facing domestic-violence charges buttressed by some pretty repulsive videotape. If...
Spin CycleFor Gov. David A. Paterson, the question simply seems to have been: Why NOT move for a same-sex marriage bill? He'd promised to do it. He supported the concept as a Manhattan lawmaker. His poll numbers have little place......
Getting there: Nonstop from LAX to London, which is about 20 miles from St. Albans, is available on British Airways, American, United, Virgin and Air New Zealand; direct service is available on Continental; and connecting service (change of planes) is...
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