A Whole Lot of Nothing
November 23rd, 2009

If you blinked you probably missed today’s Senate session. It lasted all of ten minutes.

Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson gave a speech insisting that progress is being made, despite what Gov. David Paterson might be saying. He also pledged the entire Senate stands against mid-year school cuts.

What about other legislative business?

Sampson says that will have to wait until after a deficit reduction deal is reached. Senate President Malcolm Smith made a similar promise last week but session was held and they even managed to pass some legislation.

Quite a lot was made of a deal on authorities reform legislation last week but that bill is now in limbo. That might have something to do with the fact that Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. decided to skip session again, and without his vote Democrats won’t be able to pass the authorities package.

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