ALBANY—Today’s game of chicken in the State Senate leadership battle is over the question of whether session will actually take place indoors.
“I don’t know if we have a firm decision on location but session is going to take place,” State Senator George Winner, a Republican from Elmira, just said. “We are committed, with our new majority in this coalition government to have session and do the people’s business.”
Leaders of the new Senate majority–consisting of Republicans plus renegade Democrats Pedro Espada Jr. and Hiram Monserrate–have said that with 32 votes, said they have the power to call the chamber to order and begin acting on bills.
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