State Senator Hiram Monserrate told Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez that he will re-join the Democratic conference in the State Senate, deadlocking the chamber at 31.
“Monserrate stays with Espada, and Espada stays put, too,” Espada told The Times.
When told by the News that Monserrate had flipped, Espada called for an investigation.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said there was no reason for his members to stay in Albany unless the State Senate resolves its leadership dispute.
Fred Dicker says the coup will result in the firing of Mike Fallon, the Democrats’ floor counsel.
The coalition was prepared to offer State Senator Bill Stachowski the chair of the Finance Committee.
State Senator Kevin Parker is contemplating a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge in connection with a scuffle he had with a Post photographer. The plea would let him stay in office.
Espada says that no documents were taken from his “second home” in Mamaroneck.
Tom DiNapoli says he is open to a board overseeing the state’s pension fund, something he currently does alone.
And below, a video recap of last week’s Capitol coup, courtesy of New York Now: