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Senate Coup

Senate Democrats Authorized $350,000 For Espada New Hires And Pay Raises

Times Union | IRENE JAY LIU | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. fended off scrutiny over his son's short-lived Senate job, the chamber's Democrat leaders authorized $350,000 in pay raises a...

Pedro Espada's Son To Quit New Job After Cuomo Launches Probe

New York Daily News | Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - The son of Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. will quit his new $120,000-a-year Senate job today after prosecutors said they were lookin...

NY Senate Coup Turncoats Reaping The Benefits

Times Union | Irene Jay Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY -- In the weeks since the Senate stalemate ended, the chamber's Democrats have showered rehabilitated turncoat Sens. Pedro Espada Jr. of the Br...

State Senate Still Stuck In Neutral

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- As some state senators made plans to go home despite an unresolved power standoff, an angry Gov. David Paterson called them bac...