Senate Update - June 26, 2009

NYS Senator Eric Adams: Friday, June 26, 2009 Senate Update

 

The Senate Minority and Majority attended special sessions at separate times.  Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith met with the senators from the Majority party at noon and Minority Leader Dean Skelos met with members of the Minority immediately thereafter.  At a conference held after the sessions, the Majority discussed possible further meetings with Senator Skelos and members of his Minority conference to encourage them to sign onto our power-sharing proposal. 

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Enough Is Enough

Enough is enough. After weeks of deadlock, the people of this state are understandably frustrated and cannot afford to wait any longer for the Senate to act on legislation that’s essential for our state to function. We must get back to the people's business now.

On Wednesday, I was a guest on Capital Tonight with Republican Sen. John DeFrancisco discussing the Democrats' bipartisan governing proposal to fix this mess. Here is the clip

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SENATOR GOLDEN RESPONDS TO RATINGS OF R AND N TRAIN LINES

  Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has sent a letter to New York City Transit Authority President Howard Roberts in response to the recent ratings of the “Straphangers Campaign” of both the R and N train lines.  

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Winner and Flanagan v Aponte - Reply Papers by Plaintiff

On June 24, 2009, Senators George Winner and John Flanagan filed a lawsuit against Angelo Aponte regarding his administrative duties as Secretary of the Senate. 

On Friday, June 26, 2009 the matter was adjourned by Justice McNamara until Monday, June 29, to allow further talks among Senators.  A copy of reply papers filed by plaintiffs is available below.

File: 
062609 WinnerFlanagan v Aponte - Affirmation - John Casey.pdf

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SENATOR GOLDEN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO LET VOTERS REFORM GOVERNMENT AND REWRITE THE STATE CONSTITUTION

ALBANY---- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today said that he is introducing legislation to let the voters decide whether to hold a constitutional convention in order to fix New York’s increasingly dysfunctional State government.  

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Senator LaValle Comments From Albany

June 26, 2009

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The Albany Saga: Too Much For Hollywood

Crossposted from Huffington Post

I am honored to be blogging here on the new Huffington Post New York site. I actually planned to start blogging earlier, but have been a little busy up in Albany these last three weeks.

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June 2009 Community Bulletin

Samuel Gompers High School Denies Student to Participate at Graduation Ceremony

On Friday, June 26, 2009 at 8:30 AM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz’s office will join at a press conference with the family of Bianca Torres, a Samuel Gompers High School Senior student outside her school located at 455 Southern Boulevard in The Bronx.

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Aubertine Offers Compromise to End Stalemate, Save 400k jobs

Senator: 1-Day President Pro Tem serves in official capacity, steps down after bills pass

Governor, Democratic Conference open to idea, Espada-led conference opts to hold bills hostage

ALBANY (June 26, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that he has presented a compromise plan to the governor and both conferences that would end the stalemate that threatens close to 400,000 jobs across the state.

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