Category Archives: New York State Senate

Quinn: We Made History Because We Never Lost Faith

Speaking at the Dream Hotel in Chelsea earlier tonight, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn once again applauded those who spurred state lawmakers to support the marriage equality bill. The presumptive 2013 mayoral candidate told supporters that they made history “because … Continue reading

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Brooklyn state senator surrenders to federal authorities

A case of another (potential closet case) hypocrite who falls hard? New York State Sen. Carl Kruger [D-Brooklyn] surrendered to federal authorities earlier this morning for alleged corruption. Kruger was one of the handful of Democrats—including disgraced former state Sen. … Continue reading

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Queens voter: Monserrate is not a good example to our children

He is not a good example for our children. Queens voter Pedro Duran provided one of the innumerable takeaways from former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s failed campaign to regain his seat in the 13th State Senatorial District’s special election. State … Continue reading

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Univision poll indicates Peralta has commanding lead over Monserrate

With less than three weeks to go until voters in the 13th Senatorial District go to the polls in the special election, a Univision poll indicates state Assemblyman José Peralta has a commanding lead over former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate … Continue reading

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Monserrate saga continues

The Hiram Monserrate saga continues! The former state Senator and his lawyers plan to return to court on Thursday to assert in a federal lawsuit the decision to expel him from the state Senate violated his civil rights. He remained … Continue reading

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Monserrate compares himself to murdered civil rights activists

Call him a martyr! As the New York State Senate prepares for a probable vote to censure and expel embattled state Sen. Hiram Monserrate [D-Jackson Heights] from office, the former police officer has compared himself to four slain civil rights … Continue reading

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Sources: New York State Senate could move to expel Monserrate this week

A state Senate committee’s decision to expel embattled state Sen. Hiram Monserrate [D-Jackson Heights] could come this week, a number of sources have said. The Daily News reported late last month the committee would likely recommend Monserrate’s expulsion. A judge … Continue reading

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Hundreds rally in Union Square against state Senate marriage vote

Governor David Paterson, state Sen. Tom Duane [D-Chelsea] and New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn were among the hundreds who gathered in Union Square earlier tonight to protest the state Senate’s vote yesterday against a bill that would have … Continue reading

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New York activists, politicians scoff at marriage threats

As activists and politicians prepare for a possible marriage vote in the New York State Senate by the end of the year, they continue to scoff at the primary challenge threats the National Organization for Marriage has made against any … Continue reading

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New York State Senate adjourns without marriage vote

After more than seven hours, the New York State Senate adjourned its special session without a vote on a bill that would extend marriage to same-sex couples. It remains unclear as to whether lawmakers will even allow proposed legislation to … Continue reading

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