Storming the Floor, The Coalition Gavels In

ALBANY—They came, they gaveled, they left.
Despite pending litigation, the Republican-led coalition claiming to control the State Senate after a coup Monday entered the chamber and conducted some brief business, but left without passing any bills.
I didn’t get back to Albany in time to see it (Liz has a blow-by-blow here), but State Senator Kemp Hannon said that 32 members entered the chamber–30 Republicans plus the turncoat Democrats Hiram Monserrate and Pedro Espada Jr.–were counted in a quorum, and adopted the journal from Monday’s proceedings. No bills were enacted, because the official bill jackets remained locked in drawer, Hannon said.

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