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It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks in the upper chamber. 

Senator Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) was arrested and after an awkward delay, stepped down from his position as majority leader.  Then, last Monday his fellow Long Islander John Flanagan succeeded him after a close conference vote.  This week the East Northport native sits down with us to discuss his views on the Dream Act, the Safe Act and a host of other end-of-session priorities for Republicans.

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We recap another historic week at the Capitol, although it's not something that is really being celebrated.


While going through all of our footage from yesterday, I noticed our videographer Brian Flynn caught a lighter moment during yesterday's at-times awkward transition of power in the senate chamber.

The Skelos scandal

May 8, 2015
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GOP Convention Roundup

May 16, 2014

At an expanded Reporters Roundtable we discuss what transpired in Westchester County as Rob Astorino became the official Republican nominee for governor. Is the GOP unified moving forward in 2014? Watch convention coverage and analysis above.