Category: State Senate

IDC Leader Jeff Klein and Republican Leader John Flanagan could be in trouble because of the Senate lulu scandal.
Long IslandNew YorkNew York CityState SenateWestchester

Why the Senate Lulu Scandal Might Be Trouble for Everyone

Right now, the top news in the New York politics is the story of the State Senate’s lulu payments, the extra money that legislators in leadership positions earn. A New York Times investigation discovered that seven Senators (three Independent Democrats and four Republicans) earned lulus for positions they did not hold. While the legal fallout…

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Rep. Chris Collins didn't read Trumpcare. He's now in trouble for other reasons, too.
Long IslandNew YorkNew York CityState SenateWestchester

How Did New York’s Representatives Vote on the American Healthcare Act?

Yesterday, Congress voted to pass the American Healthcare Act (the AHCA) to repeal Obamacare. How did New York's representatives vote? Not sure who represents your district? Look it up here:

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ex: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20500

Here's how New York's Representatives Voted: District Name Party Vote NY-1 Lee Zeldin Republican Yes NY-2 Peter T. King Republican Yes NY-3 Tom…

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Democratic State Senator George Latimer is running for Westchester County Executive.
State SenateWestchester

Battle Royale for Westchester County Executive

The most important election of 2017 for New York is likely going to be the race for Westchester County Executive. Democratic State Senator George Latimer announced last week that he'll face off against the incumbent, Republican Rob Astorino, in November. Campaign Issues Latimer launched his campaign criticizing Astorino for borrowing to pay for pensions rather than raising…

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. John Flanagan are at odds over opioids.
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Republicans Struggle to Maintain Their Grip on the State Senate

Republicans control the State Senate but it's a tenuous hold. Even though there are 32 Democratic State Senators and 31 Republicans, Republicans hold power thanks to nine Democrats, mostly in the Independent Democratic Conference, who support them. Republican Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Long Island), a moderate in the Republican camp, has been able to work with…

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