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  1. early and often
    State Senate Deals Governor Hochul a Major EmbarrassmentHector LaSalle, Hochul’s embattled chief judge nominee, was voted down in resounding fashion.
  2. early and often
    Democrats Defeat Kathy Hochul’s Pick to Be New York’s Top JudgeHector LaSalle was undone by allegations he was more conservative than the governor let on.
  3. controversies
    Julia Salazar Had a Trust Fund and Her Colombian Ancestors Were Catholic ElitesShe had a trust fund, her ancestors were Catholic elites, and she has a new version of her conversion story.
  4. the future
    New York State Senator Proposes Crime-Reporting AppIs it really snitching if it’s on your phone?
  5. the internet
    Mindy Meyer’s Campaign Website Combines Hot Pink, LMFAO, and Sparkly GIFsThe aspiring state senator is for real.
  6. vices
    Proposed Welfare Rule Targets Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Other Fun ThingsThe State Senate is looking to ban spending on vices.
  7. equal rites
    Tom Duane, New York’s First Openly Gay State Senator, Will RetireHe’s sick of commuting to Albany.
  8. stand clear of the closing doors
    Jumping the Subway Turnstile Is Getting ExpensiveThe State Senate voted to raise the fine to $500.
  9. equal rites
    State Senate ‘Close’ to Final Language on Religious Protections in Marriage-Equality Bill [Updated]Republican senator: “I see it coming to the floor.”
  10. equal rites
    Republican State Senator Jim Alesi: I’m Happy to Be Seen As the Symbolic Turning Vote on Marriage EqualityWhat’s with the rest of you guys?
  11. equal rites
    Skelos: Deal in Place on All Outstanding Issues But Marriage Equality, No Vote GuaranteedHe said he expects the session to end tomorrow.
  12. equal rites
    New York State Assembly Passes Marriage-Equality Bill 80-63All eyes on you, Senate.
  13. equal rites
    Marriage Equality in New York Just One Vote AwayAnother GOP state senator has stepped up to the plate.
  14. equal rites
    State Senator Introduces Bill to Stop New York From Recognizing Out-of-State Gay MarriagesMarty Golden is attempting to provide a rallying point for conservatives.
  15. equal rites
    Dean Skelos Might Not Allow a Vote on Gay Marriage After AllThe state Senate majority leader will have to run it by his caucus first.
  16. the third terminator
    Bloomberg: I Will Support Pro-Marriage-Equality Republican State Senators ‘No Matter Where They Stand on Any Other Issue’Hizzoner talks tough.
  17. equal rites
    Four Gay Groups Team Up to Better Coordinate for Marriage EqualityLet’s stop all this squabbling!
  18. ballsy state senators
    Separate Trials for Carl Kruger and His Buddy in Corruption CaseTrouble in paradise!
  19. equal rites
    Bloomberg Pledges to Lobby Albany on Behalf of Marriage Equality“If there’s a chance to pass a bill, I will do it.”
  20. oh albany!
    Post: Carl Kruger Collaborated on Bribes With Gay LoverThis is a guy who voted against gay marriage, remember.
  21. cuomolot
    Twenty State Legislators Sign Letter to Keep Millionaire’s Tax to Protect the Poor and MinoritiesIt was addressed to Governor Cuomo.
  22. ballsy former state senators
    Hiram Monserrate’s Slash-Victim Girlfriend Is Suing the City for $35 MillionAnd you thought this story couldn’t get weirder.
  23. oh albany!
    Pedro Espada Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzlement ChargesSigh.
  24. crimes and misdemeanors
    State Senate’s Hothead-in-Chief Guilty of MisdemeanorKevin Parker faces up to two years in prison for destroying a photographer’s camera.
  25. oh albany!
    Feds: Joe Bruno’s Twin Corruption Convictions Will Be OverturnedThe former State Senate majority leader still hasn’t served a day in jail.
  26. early and often
    Republicans Have a Mixed Night in New YorkThey were shut out in statewide races, and it’s unclear what will happen with the State Senate, but they did manage to flip five Democratically held congressional seats.
  27. oh albany!
    The State Senate Could Be Even Worse This YearWhat if it’s a 31-31 tie?
  28. oh albany!
    What Cuomo Gets Out of This Latest Aqueduct ScandalAnother boost!
  29. ballsy state senators
    Not a Good News Day for ‘Amigos’ Carl Kruger and Pedro EspadaThe ‘Post’ takes on two of Albany’s most embattled pols this morning.
  30. ballsy state senators
    Pedro Espada Is the City’s Top LittererIs there any petty crime this guy can’t excel at?
  31. ballsy state senators
    Pedro Espada’s Ringtone Is ‘Eye of the Tiger’Because he’s the underdog, see?
  32. great divorces
    New York Finally Gets No-Fault Divorce“New York has brought its divorce laws into the 21st century.”
  33. oh albany!
    Pedro Espada Has God on His SideAnd even if he doesn’t, his foes are racist.
  34. oh albany!
    Someone in Albany Got an Expensive SUVThis is the same someone who once slammed another someone for doing the same thing.
  35. oh albany!
    Espada Lashes Out at Cuomo As Democrats Push for His Removal [Updated]State senator calls the effort “ill-timed, in bad taste, and un-American.”
  36. great divorces
    One Day Soon You May Not Have to Say You Abused Your Spouse in Order to Get a DivorceThe New York State Senate approves no-fault divorces!
  37. oh albany!
    Transgender Protection Bill Defeated in State SenateAnother awesome move from Albany.
  38. ballsy state senators
    Man of the People Pedro Espada Paid Janitors $1.70 an HourBecause they were “training.”
  39. oh albany!
    Espada Likely to Be Indicted Within a MonthAfter yesterday’s surprise raid of his health clinic, things are not looking good for the State Senate majority leader.
  40. oh albany!
    State and Federal Authorities Raid Pedro Espada’s Health ClinicThis is not a good week for the state senator.
  41. oh albany!
    Andrew Cuomo Files Suit Against Pedro Espada for ‘Looting’ Health ClinicSo far, though, there are no criminal charges.
  42. ballsy former state senators
    Yep, Hiram Monserrate Is Running Against GaysBut do evangelicals hate the gays as much as he does?
  43. early and often
    Gay Group Targets Individual State SenatorsHiram Monserrate is first on the list.
  44. ballsy state senators
    Judge Denies Hiram Monserrate’s Bid to Remain in State SenateMonserrate is expected to appeal.
  45. expulsions
    Monserrate Expelled from State SenateFirst time in nearly a century that a member of Legislature has been expelled.
  46. ballsy state senators
    Security Beefed Up for State Senate’s Monserrate VoteHis fate will be decided today.
  47. oh albany!
    Paterson Vetoes Ethics ReformNot good enough, says our gov.
  48. ballsy state senators
    Hiram Monserrate Compares Self to Murdered Civil-Rights WorkersBecause they were convicted girlfriend-slashers, too.
  49. oh albany!
    At Least Nine State Senators Are Ready to Expel Hiram MonserrateThe list includes several of his fellow Democrats. Ouch.
  50. oh albany!
    Andrew Cuomo Has ‘Extensive Evidence’ on Espada Business WrongdoingHe says Espada used money from his nonprofit to pay campaign expenses.
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