Skip to comments.GOP Expected to Take Control of NY Senate
Posted on 11/05/2010 6:22:53 PM PDT by SeattleBruce
New York Gov. David Paterson, a Democrat, is conceding that Republicans "probably" have won control of the New York state Senate, which GOP leaders say has important implications for the long-term balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives.
No official winner has been named in three senate races in the Empire State. Republicans lead in two of those outstanding contests.
New York Republicans, including the current minority leader, Sen. Dean G. Skelos, have said they expect to take over the Legislative gavel in the next session.
According to a Friday report in the New York Post, Paterson told WOR 710-AM: "It is probable that Senator Skelos is right, that he will be the majority leader in 2011."
Republicans must win two of the three outstanding races to take outright control of the state senate. If they win only one of the contests, they would still wield negotiating power because the New York senate would then be deadlocked 31 to 31.
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Another victory from Tuesday?
Is this adequate to kill homosexual marriage?
Both NY and CO would have split statehouses and that gives the GOP a seat at the redistricting table. And with Dem incoming governors, it keeps the Democrats from completely zeroing the GOP out of the picture altogether.
|'Saturday Night Live' mocks Governor Paterson's blindness, past drug use
by Stephanie Gaskell
Sunday, December 14th 2008
|Saturday Night Live pushed the envelope last night with... Fred Armisen as Paterson during a segment on "Weekend Update." ...Armisen, as Paterson, says he has three criteria: economic experience, upstate influence and someone with a disability who is completely unprepared for the job - just like him. "I want to choose a senator not from the glitzy coke parties of Manhattan but rather from the shabbier coke circles of upstate new york," he said. "I'm tired of all these fancy, two-eyed smart alecs from the big city running the whole show. It's time we get someone from Utica, Syracuse or Schnectady - towns where people have something a little off about him. I mean, they don't have to be blind," he said. "I just need someone with like a gamey arm or maybe the giant gums with the tiny teeth. Let's get one of those in the Senate." The fake Paterson points out that he only became governor because of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer's prostition scandal. "Whoever is appointed senator must - like me - be caught totally off guard and be comically unprepared to take office," he said. "Come on, I'm a blind man who loves cocaine who was suddenly appointed governor of New York. My life is an actual plot from a Richard Pryor movie."|
Governor Paterson proposes 'Obesity Tax,' a tax on non-diet sodasGov. Paterson, as part of a $121 billion budget to be unveiled Tuesday, will propose an "obesity tax" of about 15% on nondiet drinks. This means a Diet Coke might sell for a $1 - even as the same size bottle of its calorie-rich alter ego would go for $1.15. Paterson's budget also calls for a 3% cut in education spending, a $620-a-year tuition hike at SUNY and a $600 increase at CUNY - and about $3.5 billion in health care cuts, a source said. The Democratic governor will not call for a broad-based income tax boost, but he will push to restore the sales tax on clothing and footwear... State employees again will be asked to forgo their 3% raises next year and defer five days' pay until they leave their jobs, the source said. In all, Paterson will propose about $9 billion in cuts, $4 billion in new taxes and fees, and $1.5 billion in nonrecurring revenue, a second source said. The so-called obesity tax would generate an estimated $404 million a year. Milk, juice, diet soda and bottled water would be exempt from the tax... Public health advocates welcomed news of the tax, saying it would help the fight against childhood obesity. "Raising the price of this liquid candy will put children and teens on a path to a healthier diet," said Elie Ward of the American Academy of Pediatrics of New York State.
by Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett
with Edgar Sandoval and Erica Pearson
Daily News Albany Bureau
Sunday, December 14th 2008
[and now, the buried lead:] The Paterson administration also announced steps yesterday to expand the state's social services net, including a 30% increase in welfare payments over three years starting January 2010, increased money for food banks and expanded access to the state's Family Health Plus program. Paterson also hopes to make it easier for people to enroll in Medicaid by eliminating face-to-face interviews and fingerprinting requirements.
Hey! This is good news. There is hope for NYS. Tuesday isn’t as glum for y’all as was previously thought. (Not as great as what we did here in Alabama but y’all had farther to come)
Good on ya’!
Homosexual marriage already failed in the Senate by 8 votes or so when it was Democrat controlled.
Unfortunately a quarter of our Senate Reps are RINOs.
Unfortunately a quarter of our Senate Reps are RINOs.
It’s a start though. It’s a start.
That’s a good piece of information there. One of the dirty little secrets about New York State politics is that a lot of powerful Democratic leaders are Hispanics from the New York City area who don’t take too kindly to homosexual marriage.
Exactly. Their primary concern is welfare for their districts. Conservative on social issues, liberal when it comes to spending taxpayer money on freeloaders. They’re certainly useful idiots on some issues though, like this one.
that POS massa was the first RAT from my district in my lifetime... never again.
It looks as thought the NY Sodomy Lobby is not quite as powerful as one would think!
They're not our friends. Sure they may vote the right way when it comes to gay marriage but they love the idea of paying moms who have never held a job in their lives to pop out five kids and sit on her butt all day. THEN, if we're really really lucky, four of the five kids will end up in Attica or Sing Sing or one of our other fine Upstate correctional institutions. But I'm being racist again. Sorry about that. ;)
Don’t get me wrong. I’m completely against gay marriage. But I also oppose black/hispanic non-marriage, the idea that it’s okay to have kids out of wedlock by three different fathers and expect the government to pay for it. That is JUST as immoral as homosexual marriage, and just as detrimental to society. I’m not going to lie, that’s why it bugs me a bit to see these people coming out opposed to gay marriage. Am I grateful that they’re voting against it? Yeah. But what’s that saying about those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones? At least people here in rural Upstate NY have solid foundations on our houses and a rational basis to criticize gay marriage.
Thanks for the ping.
If the Republicans can do this in New York State — then they can do it here too!
Good news indeed.
With an R majority, I don't believe the subject will be brought up.
Come to our meeting Tuesday night and I will show you how we will take back Oregon.
Pray for America
Unless you were born after 1987, that district had elected a Democrat before Massa... Stan Lundine from 1976-1987 (who then retired to become Cuomo’s 2nd Lieutenant Governor from 1987-1995).
The GOP has miraculously held onto the NY Senate for most of the past century, even as the party has deteriorated in the Assembly and U.S. House. They use gerrymandering and the power of incumbency (and an “arrangement” with Assembly Democrats) to mostly hold onto power. They did lose it in ‘08, but that was just narrowly, and for the first time since the mid 1960s (where they lost it for only a single year), so returning back to power is just a return to “normalcy.”
Here’s hoping NYS GOP is no longer an acronymic oxymoron....
Since we taxpayers, not the "goverment", actually foot their expenses, I'm a little more concerned about (1) their indigence, whether in or out of wedlock, and (2) the inter-generational transmission of the idea that they are predators and we are their prey (to be robbed or killed at will) than whatever gays do or don't do.
Well said. That said, I detest queers, too, mainly because they are unable to co-exist without foisting their distasteful lifestyle and moral code on the rest of us, particularly our kids.
It’s heartbreaking that we came so close to defeating Alan Bates, but in the end the late votes by ‘rats turned the tide and Dotterer lost.
What do you mean by #2? I think that the vast majority of the time the black-on-white crime rate is driven by greed (robbery) rather than hatred. Obviously the average white person is going to be a more appealing robbery target than the average black person, simply because they have more material assets, hence the massive amount of black on white crime. Would you agree?
I don't think it's a matter of hatred or greed, so much as the adoption of the mindset of predators in the natural world - you know how a shark sees anything that moves as a potential food source? Or how Genghis Khan took a look at a prosperous kingdom and saw a population ready to be harvested? That's what I'm talking about.
Because outside of NYC, New York ain’t all that liberal...
So it’s up to Cuomo to do it in the courts.