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Senate Minority Leader Wants to Join Budget Negotiations

Andrew Stewart-Cousins, the State Senate Minority Leader, took to the airwaves this morning to argue that she should be part of the state budget negotiation process if the leader of the Independent Democratic Conference, Jeffrey Klein, negotiates the budget too. 469 more words

NY Lawmakers Target Loophole Allowing Sex Offenders To Live Near Pre-K Programs

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A law prohibiting sexual predators from living within 1,000 feet of a school is being violated every day, state lawmakers charged Sunday. 290 more words


Despite Liberal Outcry, Jeffrey Klein Defends Controversial Tax Break

State Senator Jeffrey Klein, the leader of a bloc of five breakaway Democrats, offered a full-throated defense of a controversial real estate tax break that… 503 more words

Diane Savino Calls Melissa Mark-Viverito an 'Idiot' After IDC Jab

State Senator Diane Savino was clear enough today–she thinks the speaker of the City Council is an idiot.

“Let me say this clearly Madame Speaker, you are an idiot! 355 more words

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Council Speaker 'Surprised' IDC 'Suddenly' Cares About Public Housing

For Melissa Mark-Viverito, IDC may be stand for “I don’t care.”

The liberal Council speaker tweaked the Independent Democratic Conference in a radio interview today, implying the group of breakaway Democrats has not, in the past, made New York City public housing a priority in the State Senate. 527 more words

Democrats Push Bill to Help Domestic Violence Victims Land NYCHA Housing

State Senator Jeffrey Klein, a Bronx Democrat, will introduce legislation next year that would make it easier for domestic violence victims to secure public housing. 521 more words

Senator Klein Says Pied-à-Terre Tax Doesn't 'Make Any Sense'

If Mayor Bill de Blasio wants a new tax on apartments owned by absentee landlords, he probably isn’t going to get it.

That’s the message State Senator Jeffrey Klein, a Bronx Democrat who still leads the State Senate with Republican Dean Skelos, had for the Democratic mayor who said  415 more words

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