East Harlem Elected Officials Denounce the Defacement of Public Art

June 29, 2009 East Harlem, NY - Elected officials and community leaders spoke out against the defacement of a local landmark, and declared a united front to protect the cultural heritage of East Harlem. On June 13, the four-story Spirit of East Harlem mural, at 104th Street and Lexington Ave., was defaced. 

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Reuters: Power struggle impedes New York gay marriage vote

By Edith Honan

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's annual Gay Pride parade was a colorful celebration of 40 years of progress toward civil rights for gays, but once the dust settled, gay couples who wish to marry in New York state remain thwarted.

 

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Statement by Senator Thomas K. Duane RE: Alleged Anti-Gay Bias Attack

Statement by Senator Thomas K. Duane

RE: Alleged Anti-Gay Bias Attack

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Paterson v. Adams, et. al. - Materials [Updated 6.30.09]

On Friday, June 26, Governor Paterson sued all 62 Senators, asking Justice Joseph Teresi to issue a writ of mandamus ordering the Senate to convene with a quorum for extraordinary session. 

The case is returnable on Monday, June 29 at 4PM. 

A copy of petitioner's papers are available here.

Update 6.29.09

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Paterson v. Adams, et. al. - Petitioner's Materials

On Friday, June 26, Governor Paterson sued all 62 Senators, asking Justice Joseph Teresi to issue a writ of mandamus ordering the Senate to convene with a quorum for extraordinary session.  The case is returnable on Monday, June 29 at 4PM.  A copy of petitioner's papers are available below.

File: 
062709 Paterson v Adams et al - Petition.pdf

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062709 Paterson v Adams - OSC.pdf

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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.

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062609 WinnerFlanagan v Aponte - Affirmation - John Casey.pdf

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