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Peralta ascends Democrats’ Senate leadership ranks

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 12, District 13, District 14, District 39, State Senate, Uncategorized on January 20, 2011 | No Comments

In the nearly one year that Jose Peralta has been a state senator representing western Queens, his star has surely risen. Peralta was selected as one of four co-chairmen in charge of making sure Democrats recapture the Senate in 2012 and was chosen by Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) as Democratic whip – the [...]

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Genting NY’s Aqueduct bid endorsed by Senate leader

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in State Senate on August 12, 2010 | No Comments

With Sen. John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) on board, all that awaits is the blessing of state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan). Gov. David Paterson has said he approves of Genting NY, a subsidiary of the Malaysian-based Genting Malaysia Berhad.

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Como attacks Addabbo on AEG silence

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 15, State Senate on June 21, 2010 | No Comments

Former City Councilman Anthony Como is accusing state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), whom he is challenging this fall, of not standing up for the district he represents by not speaking out against the alleged leak of a memo by one of Addabbo’s colleagues about the video lottery terminal contract at Aqueduct.

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Sampson defends sharing Aqueduct bidders memo with AEG

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in State Senate on June 18, 2010 | No Comments

State Sen. John Sampson (D-Brooklyn), the Democratic leader of the Senate, acknowledged sending a memo to a former colleague-turned-lobbyist representing Aqueduct Entertainment Group that led to AEG changing the terms of its bid for the video lottery terminal contract at Aqueduct.

38th Assembly District special election: Take two

Posted by Stephen Stirling in Assembly, District 14, District 38, State Senate on August 14, 2009 | No Comments

All right, everyone, once more — but with feeling. Gov. David Paterson just sent out a release announcing (for the second time) that there will indeed be a special election on Sept. 15 to replace Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio (D-Richmond Hill), who resigned in June after pleading guilty to corruption charges. Readers may recall that about [...]

Katz, Yassky grab endorsements, Liu puts bike bill up for vote

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Comptroller on July 27, 2009 | No Comments

Councilmembers Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills) and David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) each received endorsements over the weekend in their bids for city comptroller, with Katz picking up support from the Uniformed Fire Officer Association and Yassky receiving the backing of state Senators John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) and Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn). In a move some say is also related [...]