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  • Albany: Silver says deficit plan for this year close

     
    From Albany buro's James Madore: A deal on closing this year???s $1.6 billion budget deficit could come as early as Tuesday, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said. ???I hope to achieve an agreement today on the DRP,??? he told reporters......
  • Paterson: November is apparently inoperative...

     
    Paterson finally has a statement out on the deficit reduction plan. It includes raising SUNY tuition, delaying STAR payments, increasing health insurance fees and assessments, using money won in litigation settlements, and transferring extra money from...
  • Assembly: Hooper gets promotion, $$$$

     
    James Madore files this note on Assemb. Earlene Hooper of Hempstead: "Assemb. Earlene Hooper (D-Hempstead) has been appointed deputy speaker, the No. 4 leadership post in the legislature???s lower chamber. "Hooper, first elected in 1988, had been deputy...
  • Lippman: Hacks, cronies, and Shelly's guy

     
    As we noted when Gov. Paterson nominated Jonathan Lippman to head the state Court of Appeals, it was somewhat curious that for all of Lippman's experience as a court administrator and aide to retiring Chief Judge Judith Kaye, the......
  • Ten for Tuesday: Unveiling the (latest) bailout

     
    Obama, at his first news conference, got very specific in rebutting Republican talking points and told the nation that failing to act quickly on the stimulus package would be a "catastrophe." The tone was sharper, and less bipartisan, than......
  • Ten for Thursday: Done deal on stimulus

     
    House and Senate negotiators agreed on a scaled down $789 billion stimulus package that reduced the tax cuts and will now prompt questions about whether it is too small to jolt the economy. Highlights are here. Is Susan Collins......
  • Silver: Did he say this with a straight face? (Updated)

     
    Malcolm Smith's Senate, proving that it's not going to be a rubber stamp and will open up government, announced yesterday that it will have a hearing today on Paterson's nomination of Jonathan Lippman to the Court of Appeals, followed......
  • State courts: Leader Lippman's Lack link

     
    Just happens that an old ally of Court of Claims Judge James J. Lack, referenced here and here, will be sworn in and will take over as the state's chief judge on Wednesday. In recent days Wayne Barrett at the......
  • Despite hard times, chief judge urges pay raises

     
    The inauguration of Jonathan Lippman as chief judge of the state Court of Appeals in Albany was your expected social-political gush-fest, with all manner of lawyers among the 250 or so guests packed into the courtroom. An emotional Lippman......
  • Taking a toll: East River bridge fight revived

     
    Question: What could the three Democrats in a room in Albany offer to try to entice Long Island and Queens legislators into backing tolls on East River crossings? There's no definitive answer yet. Not closing the Long Island Rail......
  • Smith's Rocky road: Sen. Dems punt on drug laws

     
    State Senate Democrats appear to have punted on reforming the Rockefeller Drug Laws. After a contentious closed-door meeting, the senators have decided to fold the issue into a budget bill to be considered next week. Democrats have a one-seat......
  • Nassau expects state OK on tix surcharge, cig tax

     
    Nassau lawmakers, who made the rounds in Albany yesterday, are fairly confident the county will receive state approval to impose a new tax on cigarettes and a surcharge on traffic tickets. But they say Rochester Assemb. David Gantt (in......