Not sure why Andy's reporting there will be a vote on marriage equality this afternoon. Paterson has set an agenda for today's special session, and he's put marriage equality at the top of the list. But Paterson can only force the senate into session; he can't make them vote on anything. Yesterday only 5 of more than 50 pieces of legislation on Paterson's agenda were actually voted on.
Posted by: 24play | Jun 24, 2009 10:31:13 AM
Our future is in the hands of THESE people?
Posted by: MT | Jun 24, 2009 10:56:20 AM
For once I agree with something that the Post publishes... the NY Senate is just a bunch of fucking clowns!
Posted by: CKNJ | Jun 24, 2009 11:03:53 AM
It is doubtful any of the legislation they actually voted on are valid any way.
There are two separate bodies - both claiming to be the "New York Senate" - right now. Each has 31 members. The Democrats stole the podium early on and were holding a meeting at the front of the chamber. While the Republicans were meeting in the back. Each Senate voted on and "passed" several bills yesterday. But since they were meeting as separate bodies (even though they were in the same room), it appears neither side had a quorum.
Posted by: John | Jun 24, 2009 11:12:45 AM
This is not a case of the State Senators being a bunch of clowns. This is a case of one State Senator named Pedro Espada being a self-serving snake.
Posted by: JimSur212 | Jun 24, 2009 1:13:20 PM
I'm not sure if I saw this correctly but they opened the session and the leader called to ajourne and then it was over?... wtf?