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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 05:28 PM
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The New York State Senate is going to be like the South Korean parliament before long.....
Edited on Tue Jun-23-09 05:34 PM by marmar
How long before they start whacking each other with their shoes?



from the NY Times:



In Albany, Separate Senate Sessions for Each Party

By DANNY HAKIM and JEREMY W. PETERS
Published: June 23, 2009


ALBANY Republicans and Democrats attempted to hold separate Senate sessions at the same time on Tuesday, leaving the Capitol in confusion and bickering as members of both parties shouted over each other on the Senate floor, and each party claimed it was in control.

Though Democrats had entered the Senate chamber through a back hallway just before 12:30 p.m. and locked the doors much to the surprise of Republicans Republicans moved ahead with plans for their own session and began calling for votes on bills as Democrats sat silent in protest.

Exactly who was in control of the Senate or whether any of the procedural action the Republicans had taken was legally valid was unclear. Democrats were successful in blocking Republicans from taking control of the Senate gavel, which remained firmly in the hands of Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Westchester County, who was guarded by sergeants-at-arms on both sides.

By late in the afternoon, Democrats were considering action on a number of bills that dealt with subjects as varied as a low-cost electrical power for businesses and authorizing bonds for New York City. But one hotly contested issue was notably absent from the list: legislation that would extend the mayors authority to control New York City schools. ........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/nyregion/24albany.htm...





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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 10:05 PM
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1. They all need to go........
It's time to punish those knuckleheads in Albany: Join our 'Don't Pay the Bums!' campaign


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/06/12/2009-06-...
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