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New York Senate Coup

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...

Pedro Espada Honored As "Senator Of The Year" By Bronx Group

New York Daily News | Erica Pearson and Leo Standora | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Irony of ironies. Sen. Pedro Espada Jr., who spearheaded a nearly five-week Senate gridlock that paralyzed much of the state's business, got a "Senat...

Governor Paterson Gains Popularity As Voters Shift Anger Toward Senate

Observer | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - David Paterson's poll numbers have climbed slightly, for the second month in a row, as voters surveyed in a poll released today perceive him ...

Hiram Monserrate's Stipend Reinstated By Democratic Leaders

New York Daily News | By Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - Democratic leaders quietly reinstated a $12,500 stipend for indicted Sen. Hiram Monserrate - one of two lawmakers who briefly joined Republic...

NY Lieutenant Governor: GOP Gets Court To Suspend Paterson's Plan

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) Republicans say they've secured a court order suspending Gov. David Paterson's plan to appoint a lieutenant governor to preside over the gridlock...

Albany Senators Have Paychecks Withheld

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

Thirty-one days into their stalemate, do-nothing warring state senators are having their salaries withheld Wednesday - for the first time since the in...

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...

New York Dems Try To Counteract Coup; White House Reportedly Involved

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in New York clambered Tuesday to regain their majority after Monday's Republican coup. Local party officials are pursuing legal and politica...