Ruth Hassell-Thompson

  • News

    July 17, 2013

    Political Corruption Boils Over in Albany

    Machine pols and reformers alike are ensnared

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Coup Update: Weird Scenes Outside the Senate Chamber

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Albany Still Hacking Away at the State Budget

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Sick Senator Arrives to Push Budget Through Senate

    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-r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Golisano's Senate Picks: Mostly (and in NYC, Only) Same-Old

    Politics on the Hudson reports that Tom Golisano, one-man PAC, has made 39 Responsible New York endorsements for the State Senate. In general, he favored Democrats narrowly (25-22) and incumbents widely. But in New York City Districts, he favored Democrats widely (14-2), and only chose incumbents. ... More >>

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    August 13, 2002