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.
There’s still a court case pending this morning, of course.
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.
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