Holiday weekend ends without N.Y. Senate deal

(AP) - New York's Senate has adjourned again aftermeeting in another extraordinary session called by Gov. DavidPaterson. No bills were debated or passed in Sunday's 3-minute session. Two Senate factions

News 12 Staff

Jul 6, 2009, 2:05 AM

Updated 5,487 days ago

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(AP) - New York's Senate has adjourned again aftermeeting in another extraordinary session called by Gov. DavidPaterson.
No bills were debated or passed in Sunday's 3-minute session.
Two Senate factions continue to refuse to recognize each other'sleaders so no legislative action was made on critical bills -including some that would extend laws that expired during thestandoff.
The Senate has been gridlocked since a June 8 coup by aRepublican-dominated coalition versus the Democratic conference. The Senate is now evenly split after one of the dissidentsdefected back to the Democratic conference. Action on criticalbills has been stymied for weeks.


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