A state appeals court has ordered election officials to open 99 additional ballots in a close state Senate race, a move that has the potential to erase Republican George Amedore’s 37-vote margin of victory.
Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has just released a letter she sent to Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos on Friday, thanking him for meeting with her, and asking him to release the new senate rules today before they are put into effect on Wednesday when the chamber convenes.
Sen. Liz Krueger, whose Upper East Side Senate district is one of the wealthiest in New York, has teamed up with Democratic donor/New Roosevelt Initiative founder Bill Samuels to propose using cash generated by the proposed casino expansion to pay for a publicly-funded campaign system.
A day after Republican George Amedore announced he had submitted his oath of office with the state Board of Elections even as his Democratic opponent Cecilia Tkaczyk is yet to exhaust her legal options, Sen. Neil Breslin slammed the GOP assemblyman in a statement, calling it an “alarming disregard” for voters.
The five members of the Independent Democratic Conference met this afternoon with Gov. Andrew Cuomo to discuss what conference leader Jeff Klein called a ”comprehensive” proposal to combat gun violence
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