Senate Democrats and Republicans, Together

ALBANY—Here’s an unusual sight: State Senator George Maziarz standing in front a squadron of his Democratic colleagues at a press conference Maziarz crashed to blast the New York Power Authority for raising rates for bulk power in Niagara and St. Lawrence counties and approving employee bonuses.
“All of us are united around the idea that there should not be bonuses or rate increases,” said State Senator Kevin Parker. He said Maziarz wasn’t invited to the press conference – the state senate’s weekly briefing of its affairs – due to an “oversight on my part.”
Maziarz was in agreement with his colleagues about the end goal of dealing with NYPA,