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  1. oh albany!
    Malcolm Smith Reveals That New York Already Has Term LimitsWhoops!
  2. 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.
  3. ballsy state senators
    State Senate Set to Spank Hiram MonserrateHe may even get expelled.
  4. oh albany!
    Governor Paterson Sued by Friends of EducationHe doesn’t really care.
  5. equal rites
    State Senator Diane Savino: Gay-Rights Defender, Karaoke ArtistIn our interview with Diane Savino, one of the impassioned speakers from yesterday’s gay-marriage debate, we learn about a thing called “Legislative Idol.”
  6. equal rites
    What a Reluctant Vote Against Gay Marriage Looks LikeIt came down to the wire for one Republican senator.
  7. equal rites
    The Politics of New York’s Gay Marriage DefeatWhy the state senate vote went down the way it did, and what happens next.
  8. equal rites
    Marriage-Equality Bill Fails in State Senate 24–38After several moving speeches this afternoon, the measure failed.
  9. oh albany!
    State Senate Passes Halfhearted Attempt at Solving Deficit Problems$2.7 billion in mostly onetime reduction measures.
  10. equal rites
    There Could Be a Gay-Marriage Vote in New York TodayProbably not, but that’s what people are saying.
  11. oh albany!
    Joe Bruno Jury Has Decided on Two CountsBut for the life of them, they can’t wrap their minds around the other six.
  12. oh albany!
    Joe Bruno: Thug or Mensch?Depends on whom you ask.
  13. oh albany!
    Nobody Thought It Was Abnormal That Joe Bruno Ran a Multi-Million-Dollar Consulting Business Out of His Government OfficeOh, Albany!
  14. early and often
    Joe Bruno Sticks Up for Secretary Who Stole From HimThat’s kind of sweet.
  15. equal rites
    Senate Democrat: Marriage Equality Should Get Another Go on TuesdayDiane Savino is optimistic.
  16. equal rites
    Gay-Marriage Vote by End of Year, Say Governor, Senate LeadershipAs the State Senate ignored yet another call for a vote on the issue, gay activists began raising the pressure.
  17. equal rites
    State Senate Won’t Vote on Gay MarriageThe ball is dropped, once again.
  18. 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.
  19. equal rites
    Governor Paterson Puts Marriage Equality on Agenda for Senate Special SessionWhether they’ll actually vote on it is still up in the air.
  20. ballsy crimes
    Paterson on Hiram Monserrate’s Tenuous Senate Future: ‘I Don’t Want to Taint This Process’The governor is staying out of it.
  21. ballsy state senators
    Monserrate Committee Lacks Latinos and Legitimacy, Opponents SayRuben Diaz Sr. leads the way, as expected.
  22. equal rites
    Paterson to Put Marriage Equality on the Agenda for Next Week’s Senate SessionOf course, he can’t make them actually vote on it.
  23. ballsy state senators
    Nonwhite People Agree: Monserrate Should Go AwayRacial tensions enter the debate over the future of Hiram Monserrate.
  24. ballsy crimes
    Ruben Diaz Sr. Standing Up to State Senators Who Want Monserrate to Step DownHis is a lonely voice, however.
  25. oh albany!
    State Budget Destined for DisasterPaterson and Senate Democrats clash on his proposed budget cuts.
  26. early and often
    Hiram Monserrate Found Not Guilty of Felony AssaultBut the state senator may get jail time for a misdemeanor charge.
  27. ballsy crimes
    Hiram Monserrate Shouldn’t Have Changed That Bloody ShirtJackie Kennedy wouldn’t have.
  28. ballsy crimes
    Judge: Monserrate Girlfriend-Slashing Wasn’t Necessarily ‘Reckless’But it may still have been on purpose.
  29. early and awkward
    State Senator Neil Breslin: Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada ‘Should Be in Jail’Apparently, it’s honesty week up in Albany.
  30. ballsy crimes
    Why Democrats Are Rooting for a Monserrate Felony ConvictionHe’d be automatically ousted from office.
  31. ballsy crimes
    Security Footage of Monserrate and Girlfriend Shown in CourtThis is the bad part for Hiram.
  32. equal rites
    Could Bloomberg Make Marriage Equality Happen If He Wanted To?Yeah, probably.
  33. oh albany!
    Joe Bruno’s Software Firm Wins $22 Million State ContractBut the former State Senate majority leader had nothing to do with it, we’re assured.
  34. ballsy crimes
    Hiram Monserrate Will Take His Chances With Judge Who Seems to Hate HimThe girlfriend-slashing state senator has waived his right to a jury.
  35. oh albany!
    State Senators NOT Taking Off Until 2015An e-mail glitch with hilarious/depressing consequences.
  36. early and often
    Malcolm Smith Eyeing Cushy Aqueduct Afterlife?The former Senate majority leader has ties to one of the groups bidding to turn the racetrack into a casino.
  37. health carnage
    Known Health-Care Expert Sarah Palin Invited to Testify in Albany New YorkDespite the fact that …
  38. 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.
  39. Espada Son Never Even Showed Up for Cushy State GigYou’d think, for a $120,000 made-up position, you’d at least test out the office coffee.
  40. oh albany!
    Cuomo Reviewing Espada Son’s New State Senate Gig (Updated)“The attorney general’s office has been considering the legality of the appointment since it first came to light on Monday.”
  41. school daze
    Paterson Signs Mayoral-Control BillAfter months of bickering, the bill most people wanted anyway becomes law.
  42. Pedro Espada’s Son Hired for Cushy State Senate JobPedro Espada Jr. is making $120,000 for an “intergovernmental relations” job that never existed before.
  43. early and often
    Hiram Monserrate to Stand Trial September 14For that whole slashing the girlfriend in the face with a broken glass thing, which we’d almost forgotten about.
  44. party lines
    David Paterson: ‘I’m Having Nightmares About the Senate.’
  45. oh albany!
    Secret Den of Drugs and Booze Discovered Under State CapitolThis explains EVERYTHING.
  46. oh albany!
    Three Quarters of New Yorkers Are ‘Angry’ at the State SenateBut will this anger last until 2010?
  47. early and often
    State Senate Shapes Up … a LittleNewly passed reform measures appear to make things a little better in the State Senate. Of course, they could be abandoned at any time.
  48. oh albany!
    In Case You Were Wondering, the State Senate Is Still Throwing Pies at One AnotherEven though it started meeting again for real today.
  49. equal rites
    Tom Duane Gives Up on Marriage Equality, for NowThe vocal, openly gay advocate says passing Paterson’s marriage bill just isn’t in the cards this summer.
  50. oh albany!
    Espada: I’m Coming Home to DemocratsUnwilling to let David Paterson appear to solve the State Senate stalemate, rebel Democrat Pedro Espada says he’s returning to the fold and solving the problem that he started.
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