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Malcolm Smith Sentenced for Mayoral Race Scheme He was mainly guilty of wanting to be a great mayor … and bribery.
Bipartisan Bribery Plot to Rig the NYC Mayoral Race Foiled by FBI Malcolm Smith, Dan Halloran, and four other local politicians have been arrested.
Malcolm Smith Makes Sad, Desperate Plea for Attention He spoke out against Lil Wayne at a press conference in Times Square today.
The Sparsely Attended Death Throes of N.Y. Off-Track Betting OTB has been a money-losing political cesspool for at least a decade. Why should its death be any less of a fiasco?
Cuomo Ready to Turn Up the Heat on Paterson If the governor won’t take Obama’s hint to stand down, the attorney general is prepared to get tough.
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.
Judge Blocks Paterson’s Lt. Governor Appointee Dick Ravitch won’t be able to take office quite yet.
Espada: I’m Coming Home to Democrats Unwilling 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.
Answering Your Questions About the Chaos in Albany Everything you need to know about why nothing is getting done in our State Senate.
Governor Paterson and Senate Democrats Hate Each Other After Paterson threatens senators’ pay, one Democrat calls him a coward.
Showdown at the Senate Chamber The GOP takeover of the Senate chamber is imminent, and it looks like there will be trouble.
Albany Aggression Getting Really Childish Now According to one senator, there will be a “spirited game of duck-duck-goose” later, so be sure not to miss that.
Paterson on Senate Snafu: ‘This Is Getting a Little Ridiculous’ The governor railed against both parties for not “acting like adults.”
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GOP State Senator: Let’s Hire a Locksmith! Breaking into the State Senate chamber is just the latest awesome plan out of Albany.
Pedro Espada Was Maybe Mad at Democrats for Not Letting Him Give Money to His Friends In the months leading up to yesterday’s coup in Albany, top members of Espada’s party refused to earmark funds for organizations tied to him that they couldn’t prove were real nonprofits.
Albany Coup Reactions: What Just Happened? Today’s papers sound off on yesterday’s shocking overthrow.
Gershman: If Dems Have an Ace, They’d Better Play It Fast Our man in Albany provides news analysis of yesterday’s tumultuous events.
Ruben Diaz to Tom Duane: Put Up or ‘Shut Up’ The conservative minister and state senator is calling what he thinks is Duane’s bluff over having the numbers to pass a marriage-equality bill in Albany.
New Yorkers Wholeheartedly Agree With Governor Paterson on Something People want gay marriage to be voted on regardless of whether it will pass.
New York Evenly Divided on Gay Marriage New poll shows 46–46 split on gay marriage, while Nate Silver is pessimistic that it’ll pass the State Senate.
Marriage-Equality Bill Passed in State Assembly The lower body of New York’s state legislature approved Governor Paterson’s measure to allow gay couples to wed last night.
The Dalai Lama Helps Us Appreciate Our Mediocre Government His Holiness offers words of wisdom at the State Senate yesterday.
MTA Bailout Agreement Nearly Reached, Not That Anyone Is Impressed The papers seem to expect Albany to come up with smart, long-term solutions. Ha!
Same-Sex Marriage Has Made Some of Malcolm Smith’s Relationships Awkward The Senate Majority Leader tries not to mention gay marriage with his friend and pastor, Reverend Floyd Flake, while the issue can’t be avoided with Governor Paterson.
Gay Marriage Vote Out of Paterson’s Hands Governor Paterson defers to Malcolm Smith. Not that he has a choice.
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Pretty Much Everybody Hates Budget Plan by Paterson, Silver, and Smith The plan, drafted in secret, has been roundly razzed from almost every corner.
Legislative Leaders Agree to Roll Back Rockefeller Drug Laws Sheldon Silver, Malcolm Smith, and Governor Paterson have reached an agreement to repeal many of the draconian mandatory minimums on drug sentencing in New York State.
Everybody Hates Malcolm Smith Today After he unveiled a weak MTA bailout plan, the New York papers are letting Smith have it.
Gay-Marriage Advocates Still Scrambling After Malcolm Smith Flub The Senate majority leader says that despite his comments over the weekend, it’s not time to give up hope.
Poll Gives Great News to State Senate Dems, Except Leader Malcolm Smith According to a poll from the weekend, Democrats are set to take over the State Senate for the first time in 43 years. Unfortunately for current minority leader Smith, some people don’t want him to stick around to see it happen.
Governor Paterson Seeks to Extend Bruno Alliance With Cushy Albany Post The lovable gov wanted to offer the former GOP Senate majority leader an advisory post in his government.