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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Senate Debacle Round Up, June 24th

After the Senate fiasco that ensued yesterday, Governor Paterson is calling for a re-do of sorts, where he plans to discuss legislation that legalizes gay marriage.

Senate Republicans George Winner and John Flanagan intend to file a lawsuit against Secretary of the Senate Angelo Aponte, claiming he interfered with the GOP’s ability to hold legislative sessions.

Jacob Gershman of the NY Post likens Senate mess to national feuds between Palestinians and Israelis as well as the Sunnis and Shiites.

Although Pedro Espada has been the subject of much anger and unrest, the health clinics he helped start in his earlier years, have drawn wide support among Bronx residents. The New York Times has more here.

Dan Jacoby reports that under Senate rules the “Temporary President ... shall be the majority leader.” That means Pedro Espada isn't qualified to be “Temporary President” unless he is also “majority leader”

Pedro Espada has finally filed his overdue campaign report, though his campaign treasurers are still liable for a nice chunk of chage.

According to Newsday, Democrats are playing musical chairs at the special session going on in the Senate chamber today in an effort to keep control of the chamber.


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