In 2021, New York State voters convincingly rejected a referendum to expand mail-in voting. In an attempt to circumvent the wishes of their constituents, the state Senate and Assembly passed The New York Early Voter Act on June 9th.
After being elected in November, navigating her own Democratic party has not been easy for Governor Kathy Hochul. After suffering an embarrassing loss, when the Senate rejected Justice Hector LaSalle as New York's chief judge, the governor was forced to pivot to a more liberal Justice Rowan D. Wilson, for a quick win.
In an article published on Thursday, Katherine Donlevy of the New York Post alleged that the recent string of shark attacks off the coast of New York recently are the result of a bill that was passed unanimously in both the senate and assembly in 2019. The bill was signed into law by former Governor Cuomo to help stimulate the population of a baitfish called Atlantic Menhaden, also known as "Bunker" to fisherman.
I am, and have always been a fan of Senator Hugh Farley. When he announced that he will not be seeking re-election this year in New York's 49th Senate District I was saddened to say the least. After 40 years of distinguished service however you can't blame the man for wanting to retire and spend some quality time with his family...
I am completely saddened to pass this news on to you this morning. Senator Hugh Farley has announced that he will not be seeking re-election in New York's 49th District this fall. I personally can not remember a New York without Senator Farley and he is one of the most loved politicians this state has ever known. These will be some very big shoes for someone to fill indeed.