State Government

The Takeaway

State Democrats Defect to Republican Party

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

President Obama is reaching out to Republican lawmakers this week in an attempt to foster bipartisanship. However, a growing number of state Democrats are turning their backs on the party and joining Republicans. So far 13 politicians in five states have switched parties. Is the move a reaction to anti-Washington sentiment, an expression of personal political ideology or a reflection of a changing constituency?


The Brian Lehrer Show

Senate Vote Count

Monday, November 15, 2010

New York State Senators Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan, 26th district), and Martin Golden (R-22nd district, Brooklyn; Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend and parts of Sheepshead Bay, Borough Park and Midwood), discuss delays in determining party control of the New York State Senate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Balancing the Budget in Albany

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Former New York State Senator Seymour P. Lachman and former City Hall reporter for Newsday Robert Polner, are joined by Republican candidate for Governor John Faso to talk about partisanship and balancing the budget in Albany.  Lachman and Polner are co-authors of the book The Man Who Saved New York: Hugh Carey and the Great Fiscal Crisis of 1975.

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