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State Assembly

  1. mea culpas
    State Assembly Admits Secret Payment Over Sexual Harassment Was ShadyBrooklyn Democratic leader Vito Lopez’s scandal is now everyone’s scandal.
  2. politics
    Democrats Had an Okay Night in the State Assembly, At LeastThey held on to their seats.
  3. equal rites
    Religious-Exemption Amendments to Marriage-Equality Bill Pass State Assembly 82–47The Senate, meanwhile, is burning through bills at a fast clip.
  4. equal rites
    New York State Assembly Passes Marriage-Equality Bill 80-63All eyes on you, Senate.
  5. cuomolot
    Twenty State Legislators Sign Letter to Keep Millionaire’s Tax to Protect the Poor and MinoritiesIt was addressed to Governor Cuomo.
  6. oh albany!
    What Cuomo Gets Out of This Latest Aqueduct ScandalAnother boost!
  7. early and awesome
    State Assemblymen Promise to Do Gross Things With Water for Google’s AmusementTwo men who really want some high-speed Internet for their districts.
  8. Health Concerns
    Insane Bill Would Ban Salt in Restaurants, Impose $1,000 FinesYes, this is what it has come to.
  9. oh albany!
    Paterson Vetoes Ethics ReformNot good enough, says our gov.
  10. early and often
    Paterson’s State of the State Shows a Governor Finally Learning From His MistakesBut still, it felt like a holding action on behalf of the beleaguered governor.
  11. oh albany!
    Paterson Stresses the Importance of Cuts to Education, Medicaid in Special Joint SessionThe proposed cuts to education and Medicaid total over $750 million but, to be fair, New York spends more money on Medicaid than any other state.
  12. oh albany!
    More Than Half of New Yorkers Think We Have One of the Worst Legislatures in the CountryWell, at least we’re all in agreement.
  13. albany coup
    Hiram Monserrate Back With DemocratsThis, unsurprisingly, does not make anything better.
  14. equal rites
    Marriage-Equality Bill Passed in State AssemblyThe lower body of New York’s state legislature approved Governor Paterson’s measure to allow gay couples to wed last night.
  15. equal rites
    Assembly to Debate Marriage Equality TodayThe state’s lower body is expected to pass the measure easily.
  16. early and often
    Brian Kalb New GOP Leader in State AssemblyHe replaces Jim Tedisco, who is grappling for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  17. early and often
    Sheldon Silver Is a ‘Glorious Flute’In Chinatown, they have a special nickname for the assembly speaker, who represents the district.
  18. in other news
    State Assemblyman to Intern: I Want to ‘See Your Ducks’Salacious (and slightly confusing) e-mails between Buffalo legislator Sam Hoyt and a 19-year-old intern have us sniggering over our English Breakfast tea.
  19. early and often
    Paterson Gets Albany Budget Cuts, But Not As Many As HopedHaving forced the State Legislature to reconvene over economic issues, the governor made progress — but critics argue it wasn’t nearly enough.
  20. early and often
    Paterson’s Speech Already Causing Albany ScrambleNew York legislators and special-interest groups are already gearing up for a battle.
  21. early and often
    Sheldon Silver Rival Wants You to See Red Over Blue BuildingIn an invitation to a July fundraiser, Paul Newell takes aim at Silver and the luxury Blue Building, which is receiving state property-tax breaks.
  22. early and often
    Joe Bruno Calls Foul on Paterson for Following His Own LeadBruno and Albany Republicans are protesting Paterson’s command that state agencies recognize out-of-state gay marriages, claiming it circumvents the Legislature. But didn’t Bruno already decline a chance for the State Senate to vote on the issue?
  23. early and often
    Shelly Silver Savaged the Day After He Kills Congestion PricingThe city’s editorial boards aren’t letting the Assembly speaker off easy after he killed the mayor’s forward-thinking plan.
  24. early and often
    Sheldon Silver and State Assembly Kill Congestion PricingShelly didn’t even give the matter a public vote. Will Bloomberg seek retribution? Will it involve a flying H3 aimed at Silver’s midsection? One can only hope.
  25. in other news
    Bloomberg Wins Major Battle in Congestion-Pricing WarOne of Mayor Bloomberg’s great big plans for changing the city just got a huge boost from the City Council. What he’s probably thinking.
  26. early and often
    Eliot Spitzer: Is He or Isn’t He?Today’s Post ran an exclusive story titled “Spitz Vows to Push for Gay Marriages.” Our immediate reaction, of course, was, “Oh, those gays will be so thrilled! We always knew Spitzer was a Big Gay Marriage Advocate.” The Post would have you believe that once Spitz gets a Democrat-controlled State Senate, he’ll push hard for it. But if you read further into the article, the story gets a little sketchier. “Two other witnesses, including an elected government official, said they couldn’t recall Spitzer’s exact language,” writes Post Frederic Dicker (you’ll recall Dicker was the one who so desperately wanted to hear Bloomberg say he’d run for governor). Apparently some guests said Spitzer just referenced the State Assembly’s passage of a gay-marriage act and was greeted with applause. So maybe, despite the headline, Spitzer’s not a Big Gay Marriage Advocate. For him to reveal himself as such would be a risky move for him now, especially after he’s lost so much political capital in recent months. Other blogs would try to make a “coming out of the closet” pun here, but not us. We just picked the gayest picture of Spitzer we could find and left it at that. Spitz Vows to Push for Gay Marriages [NYP]