Morning Read, Upstate: The Coup Yields Stalemate

The State Senate is tied at 31-31 after Hiram Monserrate came back to the Democrats. The legislative agenda is all but kaput. A battle royale is now going on for the chamber’s leadership.
“We need judicial intervention,” the Republican-led coalition now says.
The Brennan Center’s Lawrence Norden tells Michael Daly that the State Legislature has gone from dysfunctional to laughable. Daly lauds the work of State Senator “David” Squadron to enact reform legislation.
Democrats elected John Sampson to be their conference leader. Interestingly, Sampson is no fan of mayoral school control, a difference from the last leader.
John Sampson called Monserrate “my brother”

Morning Read, Upstate: The Coup Yields Stalemate