GOP proposes own redistricting plans for Assembly, Senate

Posted by Joe Anuta in District 11, District 14, District 15, District 16, State Senate on November 24, 2011 | No Comments

State Republicans have been quietly shopping around a map of proposed legislative lines as part of the upcoming redistricting, as Queens minority groups have been advocating for lines of their own. The GOP blueprint is still in its infancy, according to a Republican source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the first draft of [...]

Hiram Monserrate

$376K bill to oust Monserrate

Posted by Rebecca Henely in State Senate on February 24, 2011 | No Comments

The state Senate spent $376,464 for outside criminal legal services in order to boot former East Elmhurst-based Sen. Hiram Monserrate from its chambers, which has earned the ire of state Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn). “This is another outlandish expenditure that the taxpayer has to pay for,” Golden said. Yet Austin Shafran, spokesman for the Senate, [...]


Brooklyn senator backs Koo in race for Liu’s seat

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 20 on October 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Flushing businessman Peter Koo picked up a prominent Republican endorsement from state Sen. Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) Sunday, reinforcing his troupe of supporters against Democratic candidate Yen Chou. Speaking at a news conference outside Flushing Town Hall, Golden twice referred to Koo as Richard Koo, but explained he has an associate in Brooklyn, Richard Koo, who [...]