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  • Vying to keep GOP power, Skelos works upstaters

     
    Upon winning a top political post, you start taking for granted your base ??? the people who first put you there. Next, you try to butter up those who come from outside that base, in order to expand your......
  • For names on Capitol doors, it's still 'meet the old boss'

     
    The Skelos era began in the State Senate last Tuesday night when Rockville Centre???s native son, Dean Skelos, accepted the reins of majority leadership from the departing Joseph Bruno of upstate Brunswick. But Bruno???s name remains on doors to......
  • Tomorrow's Newsday: Skelos optimistic, Dems too

     
    Joe Mondello is "apprehensive" about November, but in a story for tomorrow's Newsday new majority leader Skelos tells James Madore that based on internal polls he's optimistic about maintaining GOP control of the Senate in the upcoming elections:...
  • Shift for labor unions under Skelos: Subtle, not sweeping

     
    The State Senate's lightning-quick election this week of Dean Skelos as majority leader prompted a standard wave of verbal salutes and fond greetings from prominent labor union officials. From the AFL-CIO to the Civil Service Employees Association, top...
  • Dean's show: Tony Danza in the 'Miracle Worker'?

     
    When Dean Skelos first became deputy majority leader in 1995, his hair was still dark, and though in his mid-40s, he was considered the young blood in a club dominated by guys of retirement age. After 14 long years......
  • Albany: Leaders meeting

     
    The first leaders??? meeting was held yesterday among Albany???s new "three-men-in-a-room" lineup. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) made his debut and was warmly welcomed by Gov. David A. Paterson, particularly after saying the...
  • More on Bruno going: Will there be white smoke too?

     
    State Senator Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) was selected as Republican leader nearly three weeks ago. But his predecessor???s name remained on doors to the leader???s ornate office in the Capitol until today. At 4:30 PM, a workman was seen......
  • As fiscal austerity looms, Skelos faces special pressure

     
    Already scrambling to salvage Republican control of the State Senate, Majority Leader Dean Skelos faces added political pressure - now that Gov. David A. Paterson has demanded immediate action to avert a fiscal crisis. Skelos, as the state power......
  • Spitzer reach-out was more like a grilling: Sen. LaValle

     
    Among a cache of Choppergate-related documents released today by Albany District Attorney David Soares is a revealing e-mail from then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer???s chief-of-staff Richard Baum to the governor on July 3, 2007 ??? days after a critical story in......
  • On eve of endorsements, NYSUT slams Senate tax vote

     
    Three days ago the Republican-run state Senate voted 38-20 to limit to four percent the annual increases in the tax amount homeowners pay toward school budgets. Today, representatives in the 600,000-member New York State United Teachers ??? which has........
  • Troopergate testimony: Bustin' a move

     
    We tire of chewing Troopergate cud, and yet, there was something ambiguously arresting about the August 2007 testimony of Gov. Eliot Spitzer's state police liaison William Howard in Albany County District Attorney David Soares' probe, explaining an e-mail...
  • Top guns in state Senate struggle take off the gloves

     
    The State Senate???s top party leaders have begun slugging it out in public. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today criticized Democratic leader Malcolm Smith for allegedly threatening lobbyists at a fundraiser last week. Smith,...