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One Million New Yorkers Are Unrepresented in Albany

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

After Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was convicted on bribery charges Monday, his seat became the 11th vacancy at the New York State legislature.



Republican Leader: Governor Cuomo's Abortion Bill Not Coming to the Floor

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

A key component of Governor Cuomo's 20-13 agenda appears in jeopardy. The governor said Wednesday he does not have enough votes in the state senate to bring an abortion bill he has championed to the floor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

State Senators on Cuomo

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

State Senators Liz Krueger (D-26) and John J. Flanagan (R-2) take a first look at newly seated Governor Cuomo and the other news of the day.

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One Last Look at the New York State Senate

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The New York State Senate, like the rest of our nation's government, may look very different tomorrow. But just what does it look like now? Here's a snapshot of the current Senate composition, including those expected to claim, retain, or steal a seat, and which races are still too close to call.


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Meet the Candidates: 30th State Senate District

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Bill Perkins, New York State Senator (D-30th, Harlem) and Basil Smikle on their campaigns for State Senate, 30th District.

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State Senate: Nunes vs. Huntley

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Long-time State Senate incumbent Shirley Huntley and her opponent Lynn Nunes, candidate for the 10th State Senate district in southeast Queens, discuss the campaign.

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Koch: Senate Democrats 'Going Down to a Defeat'

Monday, July 26, 2010


Former Mayor Ed Koch is pressing his case against Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Conference Leader John Sampson -- two Democratic legislative leaders who are among the handful of lawmakers to not sign Koch’s reform pledge.

On Fred Dicker’s show this morning, Koch recalled his conversation with Silver about non-partisan redistricting.

Koch: “He said let's dialogue. I haven’t heard from him since.”

Koch went on to warn that Senate Democrats are "going down to a defeat," in no small part because many of them have not signed onto his pledge.

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