Skelos Promises That the New Regime Will Be More Open, Democrats Call It ‘Illegal’

ALBANY—It is utter chaos here in the Capitol after the Republican takeover of the Senate. Assembly members and reporters and

ALBANY—It is utter chaos here in the Capitol after the Republican takeover of the Senate. Assembly members and reporters and TV crews are swarming the hallways.
Moments ago, as their first act back in charge, the Republicans enacted new rules for the body which they say will open up the process, empower committee chairmen and enact the reforms promised by Democrats when they took over the chamber in January.
Once the new rules were adopted, after most of the Democrats had stormed out of the chamber, Republican floor leader Tom Libous declared all leadership posts and committee assignments void. The house was then adjourned until Wednesday, when the new leadership will announce further action.

Skelos Promises That the New Regime Will Be More Open, Democrats Call It ‘Illegal’