Tag Archives: Hiram Monserrate

In Illinois and NY: Democratic electeds put off LGBT rights…again

In Illinois, the Democratic-controlled legislature allowed a November 30th deadline to pass on Civil Union legislation, with no action except for postponing the deadline. In New York, the NY State Senate finally allowed same-sex marriage to come for a vote, and then voted it down. Below is a post by a Green Party member from Illinois, and then a post on the New York situation from onthewilderside.com.… Read more ...

Libertarian commentator says: Gridlock is good (in NY legislature)

Quick update: On Tuesday, June 23, 2009 the “Republican coalition” held a session of the NY State Senate that they claim is valid, the “Democratic coalition” held a session sort of as that was happening, and then the Governor held an extraordinary session later. As reported in The Daily Politics, “Nearly 100 bills were passed yesterday, but no one’s sure if any of them are legal.”… Read more ...

Coup in NY State Senate: Rumors that Tom Golisano is behind it

Below are excerpts from Elizabeth Benjamin’s coverage and commentary posted on her Daily Politics blog over at the Daily News.

Smith: I’m Still Leader, Monserrate: I’m Still A Democrat
June 8, 2009

Sen. Malcolm Smith’s office just issued a press release deeming today’s takeover by the Senate Republicans that appears to have dumped him from his leadership post “illegal” and insisting that he’s still in control.

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