Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, called today upon his Democratic opponent, Andrew Cuomo, to reject the Independence Party line following several new scandals involving payments by billionaire NYC Mayor Bloomberg and a loan to the wife of the state party chairperson by a NYC candidate.… Read more ...
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.”
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.