David Valesky

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Diane Savino Hearts Jeffrey Klein, Officially: New York State Senators in Love at Work

    ​Though it went unspoken for a relatively long while, everyone who might've cared knew already that New York state senators Diano Savino and Jeffrey Klein are a couple. The pair, dubbed Klavino, "a la Brangelina," was outed to a larger audience by Page Six earlier this year, but today, comes o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Democratic Rebels Stage New State Senate Breakaway

    ​ The new Albany legislative session opens this morning with yet another rebellion in the ranks. This one comes from a quartet of Democratic state senators who announced this morning, with plenty of tough words, that they're moving away from their party's minority to form an "independent caucu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Gay Marriage Debate On Now in Albany! Vote May Actually Be Held! (Update: Valesky Switches to Yes)

    Amazingly, the special sessions in Albany have finally yield something of a result: the New York State Senate is at this very moment debating the gay marriage bill. The Marriage Equality Act, bill S4401 ("Relates to individuals ability to marry"), cleared the Senate rules committee late this mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Lawyer: Monserrate, Victim to Get Married

    ​It has an air of poetic justice, or maybe Stockholm Syndrome: State senator Hiram Monserrate plans to marry Katy Giraldo, the woman whose face he was accused of carving with a broken glass in a trial that recently went his way, his lawyer says. "Apparently, that's their intentions," mouthpiec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Senate Dems Push to Get Espada Out

    There's a full-court press this morning from top state senate Democrats, calling for the Republicans to drop Pedro Espada as their negotiator, calling him "irrational."So far, senators Liz Krueger of Manhattan, Jeff Klein of the Bronx, and David Valesky of Syracuse have weighed in with email press r ... More >>

  • News

    November 7, 2006

    Serph's Up

    Friendly Democrats forget muscle, fumble state senate again