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The Hottest Race for the NY State Senate: George Latimer vs. Bob Cohen

David A. Singer | Posted 12.18.2012 | New York
David A. Singer

All eyes are on this race -- and all expect the fur and mud to fly. A series of debates are slated to be held over the next couple of weeks. Expect another nail biter on November 6.

WATCH: 22-Year-Old Orthodox Jew Running For NY Senate Brings Elephant To Fundraiser

Posted 10.16.2012 | New York

Despite not being familiar with Governor Cuomo and other prominent New York politicians, it appears as though 22-year-old Mindy Meyer is continuing he...

Democrats' State Majority Imperiled | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On an otherwise largely disappointing night for New York Republicans, the party appeared to be on the verge of either retaking the State Senate or thr...

Dems Seat Flip Could Mean Gridlock In The State Senate

Daily Intel | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As unthinkable as it may seem that New York's State Senate really could get any worse, it actually could if today's vote results in a single Democrati...

16% and Rising: Combating the "Angry Man" With a Slate of Women Candidates

Liz Krueger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Krueger

Twelve of the Democrats challenging Republicans for their State Senate seats in New York this year are women. That's the most female candidates we've ever had in a single election.

The Most Important New York State Senate Race Progressives Should Be Following

Joel Barkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Barkin

Lost in much of the New York election coverage, is a detailed discussion about one of the most important state legislative races in the state. When St...

The Quiet Deception of Community Control

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

But while the call for localism before the Charter Review Commission is a seductive one given the state of the city, in the end I think it really boils down to a cheap kind of populism.

Efrain Gonzalez Jr., Ex-NY State Senator, Not Allowed To Withdraw Guilty Plea

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A judge has rejected a former New York state senator's effort to withdraw his guilty plea to federal fraud charges. The federal judg...

State Senators Parker And Klein Have Shouting Match In Midst Of Monserrate Decision | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A heated exchange took place at last night's closed-door Senate Democratic conference between Sens. Diane Savino, Kevin Parker and Jeff Klein resulted...

Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter, A Potential Pedro Espada Jr. Challenger For State Senate | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter, a Bronx activist who became the face of last year's strong community push for living wage jobs at the Kingsbridge Armory, is e...

Going Broke in Albany, Part 2: Where's a Press-Induced Panic When We Need One?

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

There's a good chance we're on the verge of entering a new financial era in New York State. An era that will be defined by the cutting, gutting, and slashing of our social services.

NY State Senate Gets Serious About Government Transparency

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The NY State Senate has taken a real leadership role in using the internet seriously to increase government accountability with an intuitive, searchable open data environment.

What We're Not Saying: Why I Miss Eliot Spitzer

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

We were perversely short-sighted with the way we handled Eliot Spitzer. We prioritized our blood lust for personal justice over our desire for effective public policy.

Forest City's Longshot Bond Issue in Brooklyn

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

As Forest City Enterprises markets bonds for Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn -- which includes the most expensive basketball arena in the country -- I'm struck by how tenuous the whole thing is.

NY Senate 'Gang' Vows To Eat Bloomberg For Lunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on the menu Monday, as state senators promised to eat him for lunch. The two groups took their war of words over the cont...

Richard Ravitch Blocked As Paterson's Lt. Governor By Judge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A judge has issued a restraining order blocking Richard Ravitch from serving as New York Gov. David Paterson's lieutenant gover...

Why I'm Running For City Comptroller

David Yassky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Yassky

In the right hands, the City Comptroller's office will be a powerful force for increasing productivity and generating innovation.

Senate Rascals Need Turning Out, But it Won't Be Easy

Gabe Pressman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gabe Pressman

There's a time-honored battle cry in politics: turn the rascals out! In history, these words usually applied to the politicians the reformers wanted to oust. But that isn't always the easiest thing to do.

State Senate Can't Get It Together In Albany

New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Reporters were seated in a gigantic auditorium, with movie-theater-style seating and oak-paneled walls, a room normally used for legislative hearings....

Farce Turns To Tragedy

Bill Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill Cunningham

What father would ask his children if they ever thought of growing up to be a state senator like Pedro Espada?

New York Senate Special Session Called By Paterson

NY Times | DANNY HAKIM and JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After two weeks of having no direct impact on the State Senate stalemate, Gov. David A. Paterson said on Sunday he would call the Senate to a special ...

New York Senate Democrats Press Governor Paterson For Special Session

NY Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Democratic lawmakers urged Gov. David A. Paterson on Saturday to call a special session of the State Senate this week, saying they hoped it would help...

New York Legislature May Doom Pro-Tenant Rent Law Changes

NY Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. handed a significant victory to New York Republicans when he abandoned the Democratic caucus last Monday and threw the...