The defenestrated Dems of Albany are fighting back against the Skelos-Espada-Golisano coup -- not in the state senate chamber, which remains locked and where they were pretty useless anyhow, but with picket signs and press conferences. The Albany Times-Union reports protesters outside new senate pr ... More >>
No, the damn budget still hasn't been passed. Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, who walked her walking pneumonia into the chamber to applause yesterday, had to go back to the hospital, which killed the Democrats' advantage. She and her medics are expected back today.
Meanwhile the complaints against t ... More >>
Having cleared the assembly, the budget is getting kicked around the state senate as we write; Democratic senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (above) rose from her sickbed, having been hospitalized for pneumonia, and entered the chamber to applause and to shore up her party's bare majority. The fiscally ... More >>