Tag Archives: Hiram Monserratte

NY Gov. Paterson To Ask State Senate To Vote On Marriage Next Week

According to his aides, New York Gov. David Paterson plans to ask state Senators to finally vote on same-sex marriage during a special session he’s called for next week. Democrats continue to hold a slim 32-30 majority in the Senate after Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D) somehow evaded a felony conviction last week for slashing his girlfriend in the face, which ...

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TIED: NY State Sen. Hiram Monserrate Switches Back To Dem Caucus

Alleged girlfriend slasher and NY state Sen. Hiram Monserrate has gone triple-agent and switched back to the Dem side of the aisle, leaving the Senate in a flat 31-31 tie. Gothamist recaps the last week of nonsense in Albany. Before last Monday, the Democrats held a 32-30 majority in the State Senate. But when Monserrate and Espada decided to vote ...

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Dems Get Restraining Order To Force NY Senate To Continue To Do Nothing

And round and round and round we go. A day of legal and legislative drama concluded with ousted Democratic Majority Leader Malcolm Smith obtaining a temporary restraining order declaring him to be the chamber’s majority leader and president pro tempore. Smith’s legal relief may be short-lived: A state Supreme Court judge will hear arguments from both sides in the four-day-old ...

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Chaos In NY Senate As Renegade Dems Unseat Majority Leader Malcolm Smith

And here, my friends, is where I fear New York’s quest for marriage equality may have ended for 2009. New York’s state Senators today convened an emergency meeting to name GOP Sen. Dean Skelos (left) as the new majority leader as “Gang Of Four” members and Democratic Senators Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserratte have crossed party lines in a 32-30 ...

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GOP Tries To Block Slasher Senator

The litany of woes for New York Senate Democrats continue. After his arrest last month for slashing his girlfriend with a broken glass, a resolution is being circulated to prevent Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens) from taking office this week. Hiram Monserrate’s first day in the state Senate this week is shaping up to be a nasty one, with political opponents already ...

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NY Sen-Elect Dem Arrested For Assault

Democratic New York Senator-elect Hiram Monserrate was arrested yesterday for hitting his girlfriend with a beer bottle. The injury reportedly lacerated the woman’s face severely and required 20-40 stitches to close. A former NYC Councilman representing Queens (yesterday was his last day), Monserrate was at one time in league with the “Gang Of Three” dissident NY Senate Democrats, although he ...

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