BONACIC: SENATOR SMITH AND COMPANY FIGHTING REFORM

              State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR BILL LARKIN

On The New Bipartisan Senate Majority Coalition

On Monday, I supported the creation of a new bipartisan coalition to lead our State into a new era.

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Time Is Now For Real Reform

Recent events in Albany have sparked a new day of reform that will mean a great deal for the residents of New York state.  The changes came amidst a dramatic, historic week at the Capitol, and the results will mean a more open, transparent government that will provide equitable representation for all New Yorkers.

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NY Daily News Daily Politics Blog: Duane: 'Zero Chance' Of Joining A GOP-Led Majority

By Elizabeth Benjamin

Sen. Tom Duane, whose loyalties have been in question since he failed to show up at Sen. Malcolm Smith's post-coup press conference, called in a little while ago to set the record straight.

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Smith v. Espada - Coverage and Materials [Updated 6.15.09]

One June 11th, 2009, Senator Malcolm A. Smith filed a lawsuit to enjoin Senator Pedro Espada from carrying out the functions of the Temporary Senate President.

Coverage of the proceedings can be found here and here. (Please add comments with more links.)

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Memorandum of Law Presented By Senator Malcolm A. Smith

Earlier today, Senator Malcolm A. Smith filed a lawsuit to enjoin Senator Pedro Espada from carrying out the functions of the Temporary Senate President.

The memorandum of law presented by plaintiff Senator Smith's counsel this morning is attached below. 

File: 
SMITHVESPADA.BRIEF_.6.11.09.pdf

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Temporary Restraining Order Issued By Appellate Division of New York State Supreme Court

Justice Peters has granted the temporary restraining order Senator Smith requested. Senator Espada is restrained from exercising any powers as the President Pro Tem of the Senate, pending further order of the Supreme Court Albany County.

Please see the attached PDF for the full TRO.

File: 
Smith V Espada App Div.pdf

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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER IN RESPONSE TO THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM SHOOTING

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

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SENATOR SKELOS HONORS ROSALIE NORTON AS HIS 2009 WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today honored Rosalie Norton, president of the West Hempstead Civic Association, as his 2009 Woman of Distinction.  The recipients were honored on June 10, 2009 at a reception in the Capitol Building in Albany.

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SEN. YOUNG HONORS TWO AS “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Mrs. Betty Flynn of Mount Morris and Mrs. Maclain Berhaupt  of Jamestown honored at ceremony in Albany

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