Court rules against Paterson's lt. gov appointment
An appeals court has ruled that New York Gov. David Paterson’s appointment of a lieutenant governor was unlawful, upholding a ...
Lawyers to get windfall for State Senate coup mess
ALBANY - The State Senate coup derailed key legislation and tarnished reputations, but it also produced a windfall for lawyers ...
Poll: NY voters want pols out -- just not their own
Nearly half of New York voters say most of the 62 state senators shouldn't be re-elected next year, while nearly ...
Chaos in Albany
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Judges grill Paterson attorney on Ravich appointment
Four Appellate Division judges on Tuesday peppered Gov. David A. Paterson's lawyer with questions about the constitutionality of his appointing ...
Court argument widens in lieutenant governor appointment
ALBANY - As lawyers resume arguing Tuesday over whether Gov. David A. Paterson can appoint the lieutenant governor, they will ...
Experts: NY Senate incumbents may face angry voters
For more than 20 years, the State Legislature has routinely adopted budgets late, been called "dysfunctional" by reformers and served ...
Senate sets new controls on staff hiring
ALBANY - New York State Senate Democrats Thursday announced new controls on staff hiring in the wake of Sen. Pedro ...
Tips for Espada on spinning political episodes
To hear all the news reports of recent months, you might think of Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. (D-Bronx) ...
Espada son resigns from job ahead of AG probe
ALBANY - A state senator's son has decided to resign from the $120,000-a-year job he was given last week after ...
Son of player in Albany coup gets $120G state job
ALBANY - The son of a key player in the leadership coup that deadlocked the State Senate for 4 1/2 ...