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  • Senate split: Who needs a Lt. Gov? NY, this once?

     
    The day's best quip about the state's lack of a lieutenant governor came from Alfred DelBello, who quit the job in 1984 citing sheer boredom. "I never knew that was such an important post!" the Democrat joked when reached......
  • Senate split: Democrats seen in chamber, UPDATED

     
    Democrats -- under pressure for boycotting the GOP Senate takeover for the past two weeks -- have returned to the Senate chamber within the last few minutes. About 18 members are present. It is seen as a maneuver to......
  • Senate split: A Brooklyn Democrat's eloquence

     
    Just as state Senators are being widely pilloried as clowns, Sen. Kevin Parker -- in the news of late over assault charges and refusal to pay debts -- rises to the occasion as only a Brooklyn Democrat could. Parker accomplished......
  • Senate split: Today's maneuvering

     
    Gov. David A. Paterson said last night he's assured the warring sides will show up for today's special Senate session and therefore not seeking any court orders compelling appearances (which some of these guys will get sooner or later......
  • Senate split: The Padavan episode and its fallout

     
    Suspicions between Team Democrat and Team Republican have obviously grown so thick by now that it took only seconds for a surreal drama to develop over what a veteran senator called his casual stroll through the chamber of New......
  • Past chases future in 2010 governor's race, VIDEO

     
    Republican Rick Lazio, the former four-term congressman from Suffolk running for governor, has suggested he and possible rivals for the job Rudy Giuliani and Gov. David A. Paterson meet to discuss reforming state government. That???s unlikely to happen...
  • Gov. said to back bill for Nassau OTB slot-machines

     
    Gov. David A. Paterson is prepared, sources say, to propose slot machines (tied to the Lottery system) at a Nassau County Off-Track Betting site ??? with Suffolk OTB to share in the proceeds. That would be a statewide first.Before......
  • Senate split: Gov. thinks Van's not a used-up man..

     
    The Albany drama might have seemed to fit on the Court TV or SciFi channels. But Mr. Madore gives us an episode for the History Channel when he tells us that Gov. David A. Paterson invoked Martin Van Buren,......
  • Senate split: Gov. 2010 campaign hits phones quickly

     
    Robo-calls about 50 seconds long have been going out this evening from Gov. David A. Paterson, carrying the same message from the East End to Queens and Brooklyn. "This is Gov. David Paterson," the familiar voice states, then tells you......
  • Dave's claims aside, LG move smacks of illegality

     
    Especially with the state Senate crisis ebbing, Gov. David A. Paterson???s move to make Richard Ravitch his lieutenant governor looks now more like a rash and extra-legal political stunt than a sober government action. Paterson said his concern was...
  • Nassau Dem chairman to chair state committee

     
    Now there is another formal symmetry between the Democrats and Republicans in Nassau County: The county chairman becomes state chairman. Like the GOP's Joe Mondello, Jay Jacobs heads the state party in the absence of June O'Neill who according......
  • Senate split: Ravitch returns

     
    Former MTA Chairman Richard Ravitch, who headed the commission that ran into a frustrating time trying to sell the Legislature a financing package for the busted agency, is said to be the man to whom Gov. David A. Paterson will......