IDC http://wrvo.org en GOP senators say Democrats will neglect upstate http://wrvo.org/post/gop-senators-say-democrats-will-neglect-upstate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senate Republicans have a new strategy in what’s shaping up to be an election battle for control of the New York state Senate. They say now that a group of breakaway Democrats is abandoning them and rejoining the rest of the Democrats, the Senate will be dominated by New York City liberals who won’t care about upstate and Long Island.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58039 at http://wrvo.org Senate IDC leader says group will maintain independence http://wrvo.org/post/senate-idc-leader-says-group-will-maintain-independence <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senate Independent Conference Leader Jeff Klein says even though his group now plans to realign with the Democrats in the Senate, he won’t rule out working with Republicans in the future.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:23:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57997 at http://wrvo.org Senate IDC leader says group will maintain independence DeFrancisco says upstate New York will suffer, following IDC decision http://wrvo.org/post/defrancisco-says-upstate-new-york-will-suffer-following-idc-decision <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Upstate will be the big loser if a new power change in the state Senate goes through, according to one high ranking state Senate Republican.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:23:01 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57998 at http://wrvo.org DeFrancisco says upstate New York will suffer, following IDC decision Kessner continues to pursue run against Valesky because of IDC alignment http://wrvo.org/post/kessner-continues-pursue-run-against-valesky-because-idc-alignment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse Common Councilor Jean </span>Kessner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> continues collecting petition signatures for a possible Democratic primary run for the state Senate seat held by Dave </span>Valesky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-Oneida). On Tuesday, </span>Kessner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> supporters rallied in front of the State Office Building in Syracuse.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:39:24 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57895 at http://wrvo.org Kessner continues to pursue run against Valesky because of IDC alignment Valesky says Senate leadership coalition is successful in Albany http://wrvo.org/post/valesky-says-senate-leadership-coalition-successful-albany <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrats in New York state are vowing to take control of the Senate from the coalition leading it now, made up of Republicans and five breakaway Democrats.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:44:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56912 at http://wrvo.org Valesky says Senate leadership coalition is successful in Albany Valesky believes IDC-GOP coalition will stay together http://wrvo.org/post/valesky-believes-idc-gop-coalition-will-stay-together <p>State Sen. Dave Valesky, a founding member of the Independent Democratic Conference believes a recent Siena College poll&nbsp; gives credence to the coalition between the IDC and Senate Republicans.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:52:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 54725 at http://wrvo.org Valesky believes IDC-GOP coalition will stay together Assembly leader urges Senate to pass Dream Act, says no consensus on free college for prisoners http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-leader-urges-senate-pass-dream-act-says-no-consensus-free-college-prisoners <p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:18:23 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51909 at http://wrvo.org Assembly leader urges Senate to pass Dream Act, says no consensus on free college for prisoners IDC introduces its Affordable NY plan http://wrvo.org/post/idc-introduces-its-affordable-ny-plan <p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:01:25 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48625 at http://wrvo.org IDC introduces its Affordable NY plan Cuomo's agenda in danger as session wanes http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-agenda-danger-session-wanes <p>There’s three days left in the legislative session, and chances are dimming for a settlement on an abortion rights provision in a women’s equality act, and for reform of campaign financing and other anti-corruption measures. Meanwhile, a new poll finds the public increasingly dissatisfied with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.<br><br>As the session winds down, it seems that two of the governor’s top agenda items are doomed in the state Senate.<br> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:27:30 +0000 Karen DeWitt 39741 at http://wrvo.org DeFrancisco and Valesky on the Independent Democratic Conference http://wrvo.org/post/defrancisco-and-valesky-independent-democratic-conference <p>The new iteration of the New York state Senate will look different in 2013 with the new power sharing agreement in place between Republicans and breakaway Democrats, and two central New York lawmakers will be in the thick of it.</p><p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:37:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31044 at http://wrvo.org