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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:45 AM

Chaos In The State Senate As Battle For Control Continues

NY Daily News:

Four renegade Democrats are refusing to say whether they’ll back a Republican or a Democrat to lead the chamber, essentially throwing the senate into chaos.

The four — who broke away from the Democratic conference two years ago and have worked closely with the GOP — want an unprecedented bipartisan coalition that would jointly run the Senate.

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Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein wants his four-member group recognized as an official Senate conference that could work with both sides of the aisle.

Those close to the four have said the conference wants a bigger role in policy matters. Specifically, they want a minimum wage hike, a role in the post-Sandy rebuilding of New York, and the creation of a Dream Fund to raise college scholarship money for undocumented immigrants.


Chaos and New York: perfect together...

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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:55 AM

1. Let me get this right...

(paraphrase) "we want a bunch of really progressive agenda-items and power-sharing with the GOP or else we're going to caucus with the GOP."

That's really what they're saying? Are these people mentally-defective?

Do they think they're going to get any of those things if they swing power to the GOP? Hell no!

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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:12 AM

2. In all fairness, it was the Republicans who delivered an open vote on Marriage Equality...

...something the Democrats were unable to do when they "controlled" the Senate.

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