Albany, NY – The New York State Senate Democratic Conference claims the session held on Wednesday is valid and will withstand a legal challenge. Listen to his interview with Senate Democratic Conference Deputy Press Secretary Travis Proulx.
Syracuse, NY – A military Administrative board is recommending that a gay New York National Guard officer be discharged for violating the military's so-called "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Lieutenant Dan Choi could be the first New York National Guard member discharged for violating the policy against open homosexuality. The recommendation now moves to the First Army Commander and the Chief National Guard Bureau...that's where the fate of Choi's military career will be determined.
Albany, NY – It was a day of one upsmanship and parliamentary maneuvers between the two feuding factions in the Senate. At the end of the day Democrats were claiming that a quorum had been formed and the Senate had acted on several key bills, but the Republicans were crying foul.
Albany, NY – Governor Paterson and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the State Senate a tongue lashing today for their inaction on critical legislation as the power struggle for control of the chamber remains unresolved. Paterson was joined by dozens of local officals and citizens at his news conference held this afternoon. Listen to the entire event.
Oswego, NY – For analysis of the continuing gridlock in the state Senate, WRVO's Ryan Morden spoke with Robert Ward, the deputy director of the public policy research group The Rockefeller Institute of Government.