David Paterson refused to delay the special session, which lawmakers requested, to allow for more negotiation. Negotiations continued into the night Monday, and a proposal should be presented to senators this morning.
Paterson suggested Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman preside over the chamber, which Republicans blasted as a separation-of-powers issue.
Some Democrats were openly speaking ill of State Senator Pedro Espada Jr., others were working to bring him back into the conference.
Clyde Haberman writes, "Recent events have crystallized the difference between Tehran and Albany. In one place, political developments are being shaped in part by Twitter. In the other, they are shaped by twits."
The Times editorial board wants the State Senate to work again.
George Onorato agrees not to block same-sex marriage legislation from being voted on in that chamber (something he may not have actually been in a position to prevent anyway).
And below, a video of Republicans on the Senate floor calling on staffers to turn on the microphones.