Jeff Klein http://wamc.org en Two State Senate Factions Will Form Democratic Coalition http://wamc.org/post/two-state-senate-factions-will-form-democratic-coalition <p>Two Democratic factions in the State Senate say they are joining to form what could be a strong Democratic Majority in the Senate, leaving Republicans, who up until now have ruled the chamber in a coalition government, out of power. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:40:37 +0000 Karen Dewitt 93497 at http://wamc.org Two State Senate Factions Will Form Democratic Coalition Democrats Hopeful, GOP Dismayed Over Cuomo's Pledge To Shake Up Senate http://wamc.org/post/democrats-hopeful-gop-dismayed-over-cuomos-pledge-shake-senate <p></p><p>Democrats in the New York state Senate say they are taking Governor Andrew Cuomo at his word to help them regain the majority in the Senate, despite some indications that the governor might be walking back some of the promises he made at the Working Family Party’s &nbsp;convention Saturday night. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:17:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 91809 at http://wamc.org Democrats Hopeful, GOP Dismayed Over Cuomo's Pledge To Shake Up Senate Senate Rejects Cuomo's Bank Tax Cuts http://wamc.org/post/senate-rejects-cuomos-bank-tax-cuts-0 <p>A co-leader of the New York State Senate is claiming victory for the Senate’s rejection of a cut in banking taxes proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:25:57 +0000 Karen Dewitt 85840 at http://wamc.org Senate Rejects Cuomo's Bank Tax Cuts IDC Takes Proposed Campaign Finance Bill On The Road http://wamc.org/post/idc-takes-proposed-campaign-finance-bill-road <p>A group of New York state Senators held a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed campaign finance reform bill. They say with the most recent lawmaker names that have emerged in connection with a federal corruption investigation, the need for such reform is all the more urgent.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 16:57:31 +0000 Allison Dunne 64270 at http://wamc.org IDC Takes Proposed Campaign Finance Bill On The Road NY Budget Accord Reached, Still Filling in Details http://wamc.org/post/ny-budget-accord-reached-still-filling-details <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders agreed to a framework for a new state budget Wednesday evening, &nbsp;but say they are still working out many of the details .</p><p></p><p>Governor Cuomo says he and the legislative leaders have reached an accord on many of the budget issues, and hope to be finished passing everything by Sunday.</p><p></p><p>“I’m pleased to announce &nbsp;this evening that we have a budget agreement in concept,” said Cuomo, who said bills would &nbsp;begin printing immediately.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:52:40 +0000 Karen Dewitt 60348 at http://wamc.org NY Budget Accord Reached, Still Filling in Details New York Lawmakers Say Weekend Budget Session Increasingly Likely http://wamc.org/post/new-york-lawmakers-say-weekend-budget-session-increasingly-likely <p>The New York State budget is crawling to a conclusion, as legislative leaders and Governor Cuomo continue closed door meetings to try to strike a final deal. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 60227 at http://wamc.org New York Lawmakers Say Weekend Budget Session Increasingly Likely Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to work another day on budget agreement http://wamc.org/post/governor-andrew-cuomo-and-legislative-leaders-work-another-day-budget-agreement <p>New York State lawmakers are close to agreeing on a new state spending plan that would include a deal to raise taxes on the wealthy, and raise the minimum wage.&nbsp; They failed to seal a pact Monday night, but say they will be back Tuesday morning to try again.</p><p>Senate Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein , after a closed door leaders meeting, say they are hopeful that up to $700 million dollars in tax cuts for business and the middle class could be in the state budget.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 01:28:44 +0000 Karen Dewitt 60135 at http://wamc.org Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to work another day on budget agreement