With his family watching on, the state Senate approved a resolution honoring longtime Gannett Albany bureau chief Jay Gallagher who died on Monday.
The resolution was sponsored by Sen. Andrew Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers. Both Republican and Democratic senators from upstate, downstate, western New York and city paid tribute to Jay. The common theme: Jay was a tough, but fair journalist who got it right and always could make them laugh. His Gannett colleagues agree.
The resolution is below. A video of the resolution’s passage can be found here.