"A government big enough to give you everything you want,
is big enough to take away everything you have"
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Where does upstate stand in the New Democratic State Senate Majority.
Looking at the list of committee appointments, Senator Aubertine as Agriculture chair is it, he and Northern New York have an uphill against the downstate interest.
The list and highlights are kinda telling!
Deputy Majority Leader: Jeff Klein (The Bronx)
Aging: Ruben Diaz Sr. (The Bronx)
Agriculture: Darrel Aubertine (Jefferson)
Children and Families: Velmanette Montgomery (Brooklyn)
Cities: Daniel Squadron (Brooklyn)
Civil Service: Diane Savino (Staten Island)
Codes: Eric Schneiderman (Manhattan)
Corporations and Authorities: Bill Perkins (Harlem)
Crime and Corrections: Ruth Hassell Thompson (Westchester)
Education: Suzi Oppenheimer (Westchester)
Elections: Joe Addabbo Jr. (Queens)
Energy: Kevin Parker (Brooklyn)
Environmental Conservation: Antoine Thompson (Buffalo)
Finance: Carl Kruger: vice-chair, Liz Krueger (Brooklyn, Manhattan)
Health: Tom Duane (Greenwich Village)
Higher Education: Toby Ann Stavisky (Queens)
Housing: Pedro Espada Jr. (Bronx)
Insurance: Neil Breslin (Albany)
Judiciary: John Sampson (Brooklyn)
Labor: George Onorato (Queens)
Local Governments: Andrea Stewart Cousins (Yonkers)
Mental Health: Shirley Huntley (Queens)
Tourism: Jose Serrano Jr. (The Bronx)
Transportation: Martin Malave Dilan (Brooklyn)
Veterans and Homeland Security: Eric Adams (Brooklyn)
Long Island Members
Government Operations Committee: Craig Johnson
Ethics: Brian Foley
Hiram Monserrate of Queens, who is facing felony assault charges for the alleged domestic abuse of his girlfriend, got a high-profile role as head of the Consumer protection Committee.
Bill Stachowski of Buffalo, among the most senior members of the Democrat caucus, was denied the chairmanship of the powerful Finance Committee.
Dave Valesky of Syracuse, did not get any committee post
(Hat tip NYDB)
at 8:15 PM