Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Democratic Senators Urge Against Federal Actions That Would Hike Utility Costs for Hudson Valley Consumers

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ALBANY, NY — Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and members of the Senate Democratic Conference yesterday sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging a reversal of the decision to create a new energy capacity zone for the Lower Hudson River Valley which will cause a dramatic increase in rates for consumers.

eHeziSenate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Democratic Senators Urge Against Federal Actions That Would Hike Utility Costs for Hudson Valley Consumers

The Albany Correspondent: Senate Democratic Leader John L. Sampson Weighs in on Republican Proposed District Lines By CARLOS GONZALEZ

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  ALBANY, NY – January 26, 2012 — The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment released it's proposed lines for the New York State Senate and Assembly today. Please review the proposed maps here: http://www.latfor.state.ny.us/maps/?sec=prop2012a

eHeziThe Albany Correspondent: Senate Democratic Leader John L. Sampson Weighs in on Republican Proposed District Lines By CARLOS GONZALEZ

Albany Correspondent: Senate to Vote on “Lauren’s Law” on Wednesday By Carlos Gonzalez

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10-year-old Heart Transplant Recipient Seeks to Boost Organ Donations in New York ALBANY, NY  – The Westchester Guardian / Yonkers Tribune just confirmed that a full vote by the New York State Senate on "Lauren's Law," a bill sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) that would require that drivers answer the question about organ donation when their licenses are processed …

eHeziAlbany Correspondent: Senate to Vote on “Lauren’s Law” on Wednesday By Carlos Gonzalez

Gov. Cuomo Announces On-time Passage of Historic, Transformational 2011-12- New York state Budget

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Image via Wikipedia State budget eliminates $10 billion deficit, includes sweeping reforms and efficiencies Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the passage of the 2011-2012 budget that eliminates a $10 billion deficit. The budget includes historic reforms that redesign state government, create efficiencies through consolidation, cap spending increases for education and Medicaid, and transform the future budgeting process.  The approximately …

eHeziGov. Cuomo Announces On-time Passage of Historic, Transformational 2011-12- New York state Budget

Albany Correspondent – Senate Democrats Push to Co-sponsor Redistricting Bill By Carlos Gonzalez

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Albany, NY — Senate Democrats are pushing back against what they describe as the Republican majority's attempt to bury Governor Cuomo's redistricting bill in committee by manipulating the chamber's rules into preventing senators from co-sponsorship. The Redistricting Reform Act of 2011 would establish a nonpartisan commission to redraw state and congressional district lines and end gerrymandering tactics.  The bill has …

eHeziAlbany Correspondent – Senate Democrats Push to Co-sponsor Redistricting Bill By Carlos Gonzalez

Albany Correspondent: Trickery Stuffs Redistricting Bill in Rules; Democrats Blocked From Process by Carlos Gonzalez

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ALBANY – Senate Republicans quietly placed Governor Cuomo's Redistricting Reform Act of 2011 into the Senate's Standing Committee on Rules, a maneuver likely to set off tempers when legislators return to Albany on Monday.   The placement of the bill into Rules so early in the legislative year is not prohibited, but it's such a rare occurrence leading to further …

eHeziAlbany Correspondent: Trickery Stuffs Redistricting Bill in Rules; Democrats Blocked From Process by Carlos Gonzalez

What Harry Reid is Missing BY Jim Castro-Blanco

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Jim Castro-Blanco (pictured left) While blasting the Republican Party for blocking “immigration reform,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (pictured right) laid out his perception of where Hispanic voters should stand, “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK. Do I need to say more?”

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