Oswego, NY – After Tuesday's chaotic dueling sessions in the Senate chamber, Senators on both sides of the feud decided not to hold a special session at all Wednesday. Governor Paterson says he's going to court and will have the state troopers bring Senators into the chamber if they don't show up Thursday.
Oswego, NY – The legislative director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, Blair Horner, says it may take some time to determine whether votes taken during a special session of the New York State Senate on Tuesday will stand. Listen to this interview.
Oswego, NY – Karen DeWitt follows the saga in the state Senate. Syracuse Mayor Driscoll is forming a green energy intergovernmental partnership. Oswego County lawmakers prepare for a hearing on CPS. Senator Gillibrand wants to help dairy farmers.
Albany, NY – Governor Paterson's attempts to force the State Senate to meet in special session degenerated into confusion and chaos, as both warring factions held dueling sessions in the Senate chamber. At the end of the day, even the governor's own lawyers were questioning whether any of the Senators actions, which included the passage of numerous bills, were even legal.