Support for Hornbeck nomination wanes

While a few nominations did escape committee, the full Senate only remained on the floor for six minutes and moved just two resolutions, with one being for its adjournment. It is unknown whether the Senate will reconvene before year's end.

Hornbeck could feasibly be re-nominated by Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo. But as it increasingly appears that Republicans - who have consistently backed Little in her opposition to Hornbeck's bid - may have taken back the state's upper house, his chances serving on the regional planning and zoning board are increasingly slim.

While the Minerva town board passed legislation supporting his bid, the Essex County Board of Supervisors - which includes Minerva Supervisor Sue Montgomery-Corey - unanimously supported Lussi's re-nomination.

The Minerva resolution was the only local legislation in support of Hornbeck's bid to serve on the APA.

Local governments have traditionally called for more input in the selection of the five in-park APA commissioners.

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