08/01/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

State Senate Stalemate: GOP Negotiating Session Flops

Reporters were seated in a gigantic auditorium, with movie-theater-style seating and oak-paneled walls, a room normally used for legislative hearings. But today, State Senate Republicans and Pedro Espada Jr. called a public negotiating session here for noon, which Democrats, after agreeing to attend, decided not to attend.

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