ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – The New York state Senate met for the first time since two Democrats were successful in special elections held on Tuesday. Though the Senate now has 32 Democrats, the number required to form a majority, it was back to business as usual with the GOP in charge.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Actress, activist and gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon met in Buffalo Wednesday with local grassroots and community leaders. The roundtable discussion was not in its originally-scheduled venue.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Even before the results of two special elections Tuesday in the State Senate were decided, the lone Democratic Senator who caucuses with the Republicans says he’s sticking with the GOP. That means Democrats will likely not control the Senate any time this year.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Democrats are favored to win the two Senate seats up for grabs today, which would bring the party’s total to 32. That would give Democrats enough seats to take control of the chamber from Republicans for the first time in about eight years.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political opponents were at an Earth Day rally on climate change attended by hundreds at the state Capitol Monday, where they said the governor’s energy policies are far from adequate.
Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic congressional candidate in New York, is petitioning the Federal Election Commission to use campaign funds for child care while she devotes time to running for office.